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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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Yesterday, Kansas State Forester and NASF Executive Committee member Jason Hartman testified before the Senate Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation, Climate, Forestry, and Natural Resources. He discussed opportunities to improve shared stewardship and Good Neighbor Authority.

Congratulations again to the 2023 Wildfire Mitigation Award (#WMA) winners! This year’s recipients were honored yesterday in Reno, Nevada, at the Wildland-Urban Interface Conference. Read more here: ow.ly/YJ4q50Nwfsp @forestservice @IAFC @NFPA

Despite formal exclusions, women have long contributed to forestry. During World War II, women stood in for male firefighters. Schoolteachers pioneered the earliest conservation education. Some forest rangers' wives helped with field duties for no pay. Happy #WomensHistoryMonth!

Trees are the future! 💡🌳 Mass timber is an engineered wood product that is as strong as steel but weighs less than half as much—and produces even fewer emissions.

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RT @usfs_r9: If you like forests - then you'll LOVE street trees The urban canopy: 🫶Improves mental & physical health 🧑‍🤝‍🧑Creates communi…

While we love seeing cherry trees in bloom, most aren't native to the U.S. However, the black cherry tree (Prunus serotina) is commonly found across the eastern U.S. and is an incredible resource!

Cherry blossom trees are in peak bloom in Washington, D.C.! To predict when the blossoms will be fullest, foresters track the phases of the buds growing into flowers.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s @forestservice is investing $197 million in projects across 22 states and seven tribes as part of the Community Wildfire Defense Grant (CWDG) program to help address the nation's wildfire crisis. Read more here: ow.ly/FM3150Np5JE

Happy International Day of Forests! State forestry stretches far and wide across 50 states, five territories, three nations in compacts of free association and Washington, D.C. Can you guess which states these forests are located in?

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