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.


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(2/2) These furry guys mainly favor munching on lichen and fungi. Deforestation and habitat fragmentation nearly drove this species to extinction in the 19th century, but reforestation efforts have secured a future for these tiny, adorable rodents.

(1/2) Ladies and gentlemen... 👏👏👏👏👏 It's Glaucomys Sabrinus Fuscus! Also known as the West Virginia Northern Flying Squirrel. This unique #creaturefeature can only be found in the mountains of West Virginia. @WVForestry

Just because you live in a city, doesn’t mean you don’t call a forest “home!” Ever wonder how street trees grow and stay healthy? Read more about how these programs enhance urban and community forests in this blog post:

(2/2) #StateForesters’ Urban Forest Strike Teams (p. 34) are helping cities assess damage after storms and other natural disasters. Check out p. 79 for how state forestry agencies protect water resources & p. 82 for a profile on the Keeping Forests Initiative.

(1/2) The 2021 UN Global Forest Goals Report is here! Not only does it give an update on the world’s progress toward afforestation, it highlights the good work of state forestry agencies! @SGSF_Forests

Thank you for helping us celebrate #NationalArborDay by posting photos of your favorite #trees! Here is a sampling from the virtual forest NASF's followers helped grow.

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