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NASF comments on GNA Handbook

The National Association of State Foresters has submitted formal comments to the USDA Forest Service regarding its guidebook chapter on Good Neighbor Authority (GNA). States… Read More

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Hats off to our next 2021 Awardee, Doug Miner. Working within @nhdfl, Doug has gone above and beyond to coordinate prevention efforts in his state. Read more below!

Let's give a congrats to our next Smokey Awardee, Anna Henderson from @FS_Region1! Read more about Anna's successes in wildfire prevention education and outreach in the profile below.

Next up, we are celebrating Frank Riley of @chestchattrcd1. Read more about Frank's career-long dedication to wildfire prevention below!

RT @smokey_bear: Wildfire seasons are more intense than they used to be, so environmental education is more important than ever! Celebrate…

This week we will be highlighting the 2021 @smokey_bear Awardees with profiles detailing their contributions to wildfire prevention. First up is Kent Nelson from @MaineDACF. Read more about his accomplishments below!

This week’s newsletter features the Rural Forest Markets Act, state Arbor Days, and a look into #RxFire benefits. Read on:

#Earth is changing — fast. #GoogleEarth's new feature documents these dramatic changes. However, the time lapse of #Alabama shows something special: forests as a renewable resource. Click the link below to see 35 years of sustainable forestry in 10 secs!

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