NASF is pleased to announce that Nebraska State Forester Scott Josiah has been appointed to the National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council (NUCFAC).
NUCFAC is an appointed advisory council to the Secretary of Agriculture on urban forestry and related issues. The 1990 Farm Bill created NUCFAC to bring together the wide variety of voices raised about a common concern: the present health and future preservation of America's urban forests. NUCFAC was founded to synthesize the full spectrum of views into a consistent vision, as a foundation for practical policy on urban forestry.
Scott Josiah, PhD, resides in Lincoln and serves as State Forester and Director, University of Nebraska-Lincoln since 2005. He also serves as a Professor at the School of Natural Resource at the University of Nebraska. From 1998 – 2005 he served as the State Extension Forester, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and was the Associate Program Director for the Center for Integrated Natural Resource and Agricultural Management, University of Minnesota.
Dr. Josiah was appointed by USDA Secretary of Agriculture to the Forestry Research Advisory Committee (FRAC) and served from 2009-2013 as a representative to NASF.
He serves as Vice Chair, Board of Trustees to the National Arbor Day Foundation, and is a member of the National Association of University Forest Resources Programs (NAUFRP), and Board Member to the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum.
Dr. Josiah is a certified forester with the Society of American Foresters and member of NASF's Urban and Community Forestry Committee.