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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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Midwestern streets were once lined with American elms until Dutch elm disease arrived. Our latest #treestories video spotlights a thriving American elm growing against the odds to incredible heights in Milwaukee, WI. Watch “Tree Hunter” to witness a champion tree’s impact. ❤️🌳

Happy Birthday @smokey_bear!!! 🎈🎂🥳 To celebrate, @DarleyNewman is throwing an interactive, virtual birthday party! Tune in today at the link below from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET, to join a special birthday livestream celebrating America’s favorite bear.

The Senate may soon vote on a package that would invest in @forestservice programs: $1.5B to Urban & Community Forestry, $450M to Landscape Scale Restoration, + $700M to Forest Legacy. These #StateForester programs promote #healthyforests + help mitigate the risk of #wildfires.

NASF's newsletter this week features lessons in cooperation from firefighters across the nation. 🤝🚒🌲 Read our newsletter at the link below, and subscribe for #forestry and #wildfire news delivered direct every week!…

You have just a few more days to take advantage of our early-bird registration rates! 📣🐦🎉 Use the discount code "EARLY22" to register to attend our annual meeting by Sunday, July 31st and receive $100 off your ticket price.

Yesterday, @forestservice announced $1 billion in funding for wildfire preparedness and fuels mitigation projects over the next five years through the new Community Wildfire Defense Grant (CWDG) program. Read our press release below for more information.…

🚒 As summer progresses, wildfires rage in TX, AK, CA, and AZ 🏭 Plus, a new @universityofga study suggests burning woody biomass in power plants could reduce #CO2 emissions These stories and more are all linked in NASF's weekly newsletter below.…

There's only one week left to nominate your forestry hero for a 2022 NASF Award! 🏆 Check out our award descriptions and submit your nominations at the link below before July 29th. 🧑‍🚒🌲🎉…

This week’s newsletter features headlines from the West Coast including emerald ash borer in Oregon and the Washburn Fire in California. Catch up on this and more with our weekly newsletter linked below! Subscribe for more #forest and #wildlandfire news.…

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