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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By Russell Bozeman, Mississippi state forester and NASF Forest Markets Committee chair Happy National Forest Products Week! We’ve been celebrating the value of forest products and… Read More

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The gift giving season is upon us! Before you order Black Friday deals, stop to thank our forests. Forests supply us with renewable resources used in 1,000s of every-day consumer products. Think about it! Every cardboard box was once part of a tree. 📸: Luku Muffin, unsplash

Early successional habitat for turkeys is maintained with forest management practices like controlled burns, thinnings, and timber harvests. You can learn more about turkey habitat and what’s being done to protect it by visiting the @NWTF_official website. 📸: Meelika Marzzar

🌰 Turkeys graze on the forest floor, favoring bugs, seeds, nuts, and leaves. 🦃 Turkeys are agile and roost in tall trees. 🌳 Tree tops provide cover for turkeys during critical nesting and brood-rearing periods. 📸: Michael Hunter, Flickr

In celebration of Thanksgiving, #CreatureFeature is back with a profile on the wild turkey! Wild turkeys rely on early successional (aka young) forests for much of their lives. 📸: Jonathan Cooper, Unsplash

Don't forget to look out for @smokey_bear this Thanksgiving on @nbc Smokey relies on his friends to keep him afloat during the @Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade, just like he relies on YOU to prevent wildfires year round.

Is mass timber the future of green infrastructure? Check out this @PBS special about the Ascent building in Milwaukee, which upon completion, will be world's tallest building of its kind (Shout out to @WDNR)…

@smokey_bear will be making an appearance once again at this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Tune in to @nbc on Turkey Day to watch Smokey float through NYC with help from his #StateForester friends 🐻❤️🌳

The Forest Legacy Program helps maintain crucial #wildlife corridors throughout the #UnitedStates. With this state forestry agencies are able to maintain #healthyforests nationwide, supporting not just wildlife, but also jobs, clean water, and treasured landscapes for recreation.

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