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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Annual Report, 2020

The 2019-2020 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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