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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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NASF is pleased to announce the incoming 2023 president of the association, Kacey KC, state forester of Nevada. NASF members elected a new slate of officers to serve on the association's governing executive committee. Read more here:

As NASF meets in Washington, we're pleased to share our 2022 annual report. The report highlights some of our proudest achievements this year, from federal legislation to the beloved Smokey Bear. Click here to read a summary and view the full report:

NASF is in Washington for our Annual Meeting! 🏔️ The theme of this year's meeting, "Giving Forests Credit" will explore opportunities for growth and change in the forest sector. Read our latest press release to learn more about this year's Annual Meeting:

Next week, NASF will be traveling to Stevenson, Washington, for our 2022 Annual Meeting! Stay tuned to our social channels to be the first to meet our new slate of Executive Committee members and the 2022 NASF Award winners 🌲❤️🌳

Congratulations to the 2020, 2021, and 2022 national grand prize winners of the @smokey_bear and @WoodsyOwl Poster Contest! Anyone of any age can help prevent wildfires. Remember, #onlyYOU!

RT @smokey_bear: Happy birthday to my best pal! 🎂 @WoodsyOwl you are the most spritely 51 year old I know. In Woodsy's honor, lend a hand…

We 💚 #SeedSeptember from @AmericanForests and so do our friends in Michigan! @MichiganDNR will pay you $100 for a bushel of red pine cones this month. Local, quality seeds improve a tree's chance of survival + longevity, and help the DNR sustainably manage their state forests.

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