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.


From wildfire prevention to suppression, state forestry agencies play critical roles in managing wildfire nationwide.

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