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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Active forest management is central to the health, productivity, and resiliency of forests.

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Collectively, state Forest Action Plans make up one strategic plan for America's forests.

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State foresters elect new leadership

WASHINGTON—At their annual meeting today, the nation’s state and territorial foresters elected a new slate of officers to the National Association of State Foresters’ governing… Read More

Annual Report, 2021

The 2020-2021 NASF Annual Report highlights the association’s many efforts to advance the policy and communications priorities of its membership. In the last 12 months,… Read More

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@smokeybear speaks for forest critters, trees, and your neighbors. Please don't let his message go unheard. Summer may be winding down, but wildfires remain a national, year-round problem. #OnlyYou

To ensure the sustainability and long-term health of America’s forests, state forestry agencies utilize #ForestActionPlans to defeat forest threats and curb the effects of climate change. #ThisIsForestManagement

Last week's NASF annual meeting concluded with a visit to @TreePgh a nonprofit committed to tree planting in the Steel City. Thank you, @DCNRnews for hosting us! #StateForesters enjoyed learning about all the important work you and your partners do for Pennsylvanians!

This year, drought and extreme wildfire risk challenged more than 95% of the western U.S. Wildland firefighters from @TNAgriculture were there to help. Thank you, @WKRN for recognizing these hometown heroes!…

Last week we wrapped up NASF's 2021 annual meeting showcasing 101 Years Protecting Forests. With a visit from @CongressmanGT the announcing of awardees, and more, NASF's centennial celebration nurtured important conversations and forged new connections.

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