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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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Join us in celebrating the first annual National Wildland Firefighter Day! #NWFFD recognizes the thousands of wildland firefighters and incident support personnel who work year in and year out to protect our forests and communities from wildfire.

The 2022 State Urban Forest Resilience (SUFR) grantees have been named! This year, 11 SUFR-funded projects will work to restore urban tree canopy destroyed by emerald ash borer, a pest that has killed more than 100 million ash trees across the nation.…

Summer is heating up... and so is forestry and wildfire news! Read about forest health initiatives 🩺, green energy 💡, and changes to wildland firefighting 🚒 at the link below. Subscribe for #forestry and #wildfire headlines delivered every Friday!…

Markets for carbon credits and wood products, like #CLT, allow landowners to increase carbon storage in their forests. Greater market access also helps forests stay forests, providing benefits for the future. Read our latest blog post at the link below:

The nominations period for 2022 NASF Awards is now open! 🏆 Each year, NASF recognizes those who have made major contributions in support of state and private forestry. Submit your nomination(s) by the deadline – Friday, July 29 – via this online form:

We’ve got an exciting slate of articles featured in this week’s NASF newsletter including goat grazing to reduce wildfire risk and better uniforms for female wildland firefighters. 🐐 Subscribe to get top headlines delivered direct every Friday! 🌲🔥📩

NASF’s annual meeting is right around the corner! This year's meeting will be held in-person at the Skamania Lodge in Stevenson, Washington. Register at the link below, and use our early-bird special for $100 off registrations now through July 31st.

Let’s hear it for @ncforestservice’s Kevin Pittman! 👏 🥳 Kevin represented NASF and his state forestry agency as a @project_invent community partner this year. With Kevin’s guidance, students developed innovative ways to mitigate erosion and slow the spread of invasive species.

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