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Established in 1920, the National Association of State Foresters is a non-profit organization composed of the directors of forestry agencies in the 50 states, five U.S. territories, three nations in compacts of free association with the U.S., and the District of Columbia. Our members manage and protect state and private forests, which encompass nearly two-thirds of all forests nationwide.


From wildfire prevention to suppression, state forestry agencies play critical roles in managing wildfire nationwide.

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The Biden admin's FY24 budget request is out. While NASF applauds the modest but crucial increases for key State, Private and Tribal Forestry programs, we've noted several missed opportunities where the budget falls short. Read all the pros and cons here:

Last week, Pennsylvania State Forester and NASF treasurer Ellen Shultzabarger made history as the first witness to testify before the newly formed House Agriculture Subcommittee on Forestry. Read more in this week's newsletter:

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Every five years, Congress passes a massive package of legislation known as the "farm bill." The forestry section of the package covers everything from forest markets to invasive species.

Spring is around the corner! One way foresters do "spring cleaning" is by removing hazardous fuels: vegetation that allows fires to burn hotter, higher, and faster.

March is Women's History Month! #DYK the first female state foresters were appointed in 1992? While there is still a long way to go, more and more women continue to pursue forestry careers and take on significant leadership roles. Read more at:

Western states are gearing up for wildfire season. 🔥 Find out how states are preparing and the lessons they've learned in our weekly newsletter:

The Wildfire Mitigation Awards committee has named this year's awardees! Both recipients come from Eagle County, CO where their coordinated efforts have earned them the highest commendation for innovation and leadership in wildfire mitigation. Read more at

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