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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By Russell Bozeman, Mississippi state forester and NASF Forest Markets Committee chair Happy National Forest Products Week! We’ve been celebrating the value of forest products and… Read More

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Forest landowners carry a lot of responsibility for their acreage. But what are the broad goals for maintaining a healthy forest? Read all about how landowners can take initiative with cultivating their outside space.…

Read about wildfire suppression in Hawaii @dlnr the arrival of the Capitol Christmas Tree all the way from the Golden State @SixRiversNF, and how seed hunters are helping regrow America. Click below for all these stories and more 🌰 📸 @nytimes & @NatGeo

Did you see Smokey last Thursday? What about #StateForester balloon handlers Patty Cormier and Chris Martin? Smokey and his friends LOVED being a part of the @Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade again. No matter the season, Smokey wants you to remember: it’s on YOU to prevent wildfires

The gift giving season is upon us! Before you order Black Friday deals, stop to thank our forests. Forests supply us with renewable resources used in 1,000s of every-day consumer products. Think about it! Every cardboard box was once part of a tree. 📸: Luku Muffin, unsplash

Early successional habitat for turkeys is maintained with forest management practices like controlled burns, thinnings, and timber harvests. You can learn more about turkey habitat and what’s being done to protect it by visiting the @NWTF_official website. 📸: Meelika Marzzar

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