Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 8:03am
Guiding Principles: Best Practices for National Guard Resources was developed by regional wildland fire chiefs, managers, and supervisors to assist states and their constituents in the deployment of National Guard resources. This edition was approved by the National Association of State Foresters' Wildland Fire Committee in 2018.
The National Guard supports wildland firefighting in various ways. Through comprehensive post-fire reviews, state forestry agencies have identified best practices...
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 10:32am
The results of the biennial survey of the nation’s 50 state forestry agencies, eight U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia are now available.
The State Foresters by the Numbers report shows the key role state foresters have played in protecting non-federal forests and enhancing their value. Learn more by downloading the PDF below.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 3:47pm
The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) provided comment on proposed rule-making to define jurisdictional Waters of the United States (WOTUS). NASF members play a key role in achieving the goals of the federal Clean Water Act. NASF offered the following comments as a new WOTUS rule is developed (see attachment).
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 4:38pm
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 2:46pm
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 4:49pm
Friday, September 8, 2017 - 10:35am
The NASF Annual Report highlights accomplishments by the nation's 59 State Foresters and their staffs to advance policy, communications, and operations priorities that help protect and enhance America's "green infrastructure": trees.
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 3:50pm
The Forests in the Farm Bill (FIFB) Coalition, which includes 100 forest groups, released its forest-related recommendations that would improve the next Farm Bill's ability to support private and family-owned forests and the benefits they provide.
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 9:06am
Through the National Association of State Foresters' 2018 Farm Bill policy platform, State Foresters urge leaders in Congress to prioritize the following issues:
Enhancement of public and private forest management;
Growth of community trees and public support for forestry;
Protection of forests from threats;
Expanded and diversified forest markets;
A strengthened role of State Foresters and Forest Action Plans.
Download the full platform below.
To learn more please contact NASF Policy...
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 10:50am
The Communities at Risk Report helps provide a national snapshot of wildland fire risk, preparedness and capacity in fiscal year 2016.
The data show progress to identify communities at risk of wildfire and those that are moving toward reducing risk, as well as increased capacity through the development of Community Wildfire Protection Plans and other methods.
The data were collected through the USDA Forest Service’s National Fire Plan Operations & Reporting System and reflects...