NASF Post

August 18, 2020

A remarkable summer with NASF (from afar)

By Tyler Hoguet This summer has truly been unique in so many ways. The COVID-19 pandemic placed much of life on hold, and for many of my college peers, it placed their internships on hold as well. While other organizations and institutions decided to suspend their internship programs so they could focus on dealing with [read more]

August 7, 2020

1t.org: An ambitious plan for global reforestation

By Tyler Hoguet The World Economic Forum (WEF) launched 1t.org in January 2020 and has since helped establish Trillion Tree chapters across the globe, including in the United States. The 1t.org platform seeks to unify individuals, businesses, NGOs, and governments in a "global initiative to grow, restore, and conserve one trillion trees around the world" [read more]

June 18, 2020

How federal property programs help protect Americans from wildfire

By Tyler Hoguet You generally won't see the Firefighter Property Program (FFP) and the Federal Excess Personal Property (FEPP) program included in NASF's annual appropriations recommendations; however, state foresters know that FEPP and FFP are instrumental in helping their agencies fight wildfire nationwide. Both FEPP and FFP help state and local agencies secure much needed firefighting [read more]

June 8, 2020

Is biochar the latest and greatest in forestry innovation?

By Tyler Hoguet (Image sources are linked below) As recently as 2017, just 11% of adults living in North America (surveyed by the North American Forest Partnership) would characterize the forest industry as “innovative.” And yet, we've seen the recent emergence of several cutting-edge wood technologies and forest products: from mass timber to cellulosic biofuels to [read more]

April 10, 2020

Celebrating 100 years of protecting forests

By Rick Cantrell and Whitney Forman-Cook | This blog is a cross-post that appeared in the Spring 2020 edition of the National Woodlands Magazine. Just in case you missed it: the National Association of State Foresters launched a Centennial Challenge campaign at its 2019 Annual Meeting in Asheville, North Carolina, to mark its 100th year [read more]

January 10, 2020

Celebrating 100 years of delivering forestry assistance

By Rick Cantrell and Whitney Forman-Cook | This blog is a cross-post that appeared in the Winter 2020 edition of the National Woodlands Magazine. 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 [read more]