Publications

NASF 2018 Farm Bill Platform

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.

2016 Communities at Risk Report

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.

State Forestry BMPs

State forestry agencies develop and implement forestry best management practices (BMPs) that are designed to protect water quality and maintain water quantity. State forestry BMP programs are highly diverse to reflect the wide range of forested landscapes and unique state characteristics found throughout the country.

Smokey Bear Guidelines

The Smokey Bear Guidelines were created by the Cooperative Forest Fire Prevention Program committee. This report provides tools and resources for accomplishing wildfire prevention activities and outlines administrative requirements of the Smokey Bear Program.

My Tree—Our Forest Downloadable Flyer

Trees and forests are vital green infrastructure in communities throughout the United States—America's natural capital. Healthy urban canopies do not happen by chance and require investments of dollars, time and expertise. The My Tree—Our Forest® downloadable flyer can help communities and state agencies educate residents about the importance of healthy urban and community trees.

National Guard Resources Best Practices

The Guiding Principles for Best Practices for National Guard Resources are established to assist state forestry agencies and partners with training and deploying National Guard Resources. National Guard and Department of Defense resources support wildland firefighting in various ways. Lessons learned from after-action reviews following past wildland fire seasons have helped shape these recommendations.