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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.


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Last week, NASF photo fellow @stephenleo1982 visited @NevadaForestry to get a first-hand look at state forestry projects, including tree felling, forest thinning, and white pine bark beetle infestations. Photos are published on our Flickr page 📸

When it comes to health, forests sometimes need a prescription! Prescribed fire is a forest management technique applied by trained and certified professionals to reduce hazardous fuels. 🔥

What do foresters do in the winter? Lots! ❄️ Prescribed fire can be done in cold, wet weather. 🪲 Many invasive pests are dormant, reducing the risk of spread when removing infested trees. 🪵 Some may conduct timber harvests while the ground is hard and wildlife is inactive.

How are recent major storms impacting forests? 🌧 Find out how weather affects forests and get all your forestry news in NASF's weekly newsletter:….

NASF is proud to have worked closely with @forestservice to develop a plan to protect and enhance landscapes most threatened by catastrophic wildfires. The 10-year Wildfire Crisis Strategy is a big step toward safer, more fire-resilient forests and communities across the country.

Winter is an excellent time for forest health projects! 🪲🌳 Many destructive pests are dormant in winter, allowing foresters to slow or stop the spread of their damage to an individual tree or a small area of a forest.

What tree are you?! 🌳 Trees can have "personality"—from how they look to their preferred environments. Foresters and arborists consider these factors before planting trees or making recommendations to landowners. Can you relate to the "personalities" of any of these trees?

If you want to have the happiest job on Earth, consider working in forestry! 🌳🌲 The Bureau of Labor Statistics American Time Use Survey finds that forestry professionals are happiest in their jobs than workers in any other industry. 😁

Despite the cold, winter is still a great time to explore the forest! Check your state's forestry agency website for winter recreation opportunities in your area 🌲❄️⛷

@BasinAndRanger Oh no! Thanks for letting us know! It appears to be working on our end. We recommend browsing from your computer (rather than mobile device) for smoother shopping. 😎 The State Foresters Store is also linked at the top of our website:

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