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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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Active forest management is central to the health, productivity, and resiliency of forests.

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Collectively, state Forest Action Plans make up one strategic plan for America's forests.

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With the Biden administration prioritizing wildfire risk reduction, there is hope that additional funding for landowner assistance will be available for wildfire risk reduction. But forest management takes time, so we must start now.…

#StateForesters help landowners apply for cost-share assistance, connect with professional foresters, and develop wildfire risk reduction plans for their woodlands. Thanks for sharing our story, @NBC!

Hundreds of millions of acres of forest — owned by more than 10 million families — could be made healthier and more resilient to wildfire. Wildfire fuels reduction work is costly, and landowners often don’t have the necessary resources to get started. That's where states can help

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