In December, NASF hosted a signing ceremony for the Chesapeake Bay Forest Restoration Strategy. Present at the signing ceremony were State Foresters Steve Koehn (MD), Monica Lear (DC), and Carl Garrison (VA), along with U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell and Chesapeake Bay Program Director Nick DiPasquale.
The Strategy was established to help the Chesapeake Bay by adding forests and trees around the watershed. More than 30 Federal, State, and nongovernmental organizations contributed to the strategy. It is endorsed by all seven State foresters in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
“The Chesapeake Forest Restoration Strategy means continued and renewed support for more urban and rural forests, which will supply more clean water,” said Steve Koehn, Maryland Forest