First states launch Centennial Challenges!

North Carolina, Massachusetts, and Washington state are among the first states to debut their 100-themed Centennial Challenges! Follow @stateforesters on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for the latest.

The National Association of State Foresters is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2020 with a Centennial Challenge campaign, honoring both the work of the association in providing a unified voice for state and private forestry in the United States since 1920, as well as the tremendous social, environmental, and economic contributions state forestry agencies have made nationwide for over a century’s time.

NASF will be spotlighting state forestry agencies and their work to complete 100-themed challenges regularly throughout the year-long campaign. Keep an eye out for your state’s Centennial Challenge celebration on social media with the hashtags #CentennialChallenge and #NASF100​ or by following the handle @stateforesters on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Come January 2020, you’ll start to see the nation’s 59 state and territorial forestry agencies’ challenges appearing on a Centennial Challenge interactive map online.

In North Carolina

The North Carolina Forest Service has kicked off the #StateForesters‘ 100-year anniversary right! Check out their #CentennialChallenge — “A Day in the Life” Collage — documenting their forestry work in every one of the state’s 100 counties:

In Massachusetts

For their #CentennialChallenge, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Forestry Department is asking its staff, partners, and Massachusetts residents to help identify 100 unique, significant, and otherwise noteworthy legacy trees on public and private land across the state. A Massachusetts Legacy Tree can be any tree that is compelling for its age, size, form, history, species, and/or botanical interest.

To most efficiently collect nominations for legacy trees, the Forestry Department has prepared this nomination form to capture information about the nominated tree, such as its common name, location (in GPS coordinates), trunk circumference, height, crown spread, and condition.

Follow @MassDCR to see all the latest legacy tree submissions!

In Washington

For its #CentennialChallenge, the Washington State Departments of Enterprise Services (DES) and Natural Resources (DNR) are partnering to plant 100 new trees on the state’s Capitol Campus between October 2019 and April 2020. The Washington DNR will purchase many of the trees, and DES will plant and maintain them.

“The new trees that will be planted not only add beauty to the Capitol Campus, they also clean the air and water, increase biodiversity, and improve physical and mental health,” said Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz. “When we plant more trees in our cities, we create cities that are healthier, cooler, and better places to live.”

Have questions about NASF’s Centennial Celebration? Contact Centennial Coordinator Rick Cantrell.

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