Established in 1920, the National Association of State Foresters is a non-profit organization composed of the directors of forestry agencies in the states, U.S. territories, and District of Columbia. Our members manage and protect state and private forests, which encompass nearly two-thirds of the nation's forests.


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

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Last year, wildfires burned 4 million acres of forest in the U.S., including more than 2 million acres of National Forests. The Senate’s Bipartisan #Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act includes robust support for wildfire risk reduction and post-fire restoration. 🌲💪

Sign up today for the International Wildfire Prevention Workshop taking place virtually this September. Hear from experts in wildfire prevention, build relationships with professionals, and connect with others who share your passion! @usfs_r9

There’s still time! Reward someone worthy of recognition with an NASF Award. Nominations will now be accepted through Tuesday, July 29th via this online form:… 🏆

Get LOUD for Louisiana! For their #CentennialChallenge, @LaAgandForestry distributed 100 bald cypress seedlings during their state’s #ArborDay celebration. Let's hope these seedlings are around for another 100 years of NASF 💯

When it’s time to lay their eggs, monarchs head for milkweed, the only plant that monarch caterpillars eat! Recently, habitat fragmentation has led to a massive decline in monarch populations. But you can help! Learn more here from @MDNR_Wildlife:

Monarchs only travel during the day and roost at night in trees, gathering close to stay warm on cool autumn evenings. The thick canopies of pine, fir, and cedar trees moderate temperature and humidity just right so that the butterflies can bask in the morning sun comfortably.

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