Former State Forester Tom Boggus with Smokey cutting his 75th birthday cake

August 9, 2022

Nominations period for the 2023 Smokey Bear Awards opens

The Cooperative Forest Fire Prevention Committee is pleased to announce the opening of the nominations period for 2023 Smokey Bear Awards. In the world of wildfire prevention, there is no greater honor than to receive a Smokey Bear Award. These special awards are reserved for people or organizations that provide outstanding service with significant and [read more]

Emilie Austin in front of cherry blossoms

August 8, 2022

Help us welcome Emilie Austin to the NASF team!

NASF's newest team member will head up the association's social media and awards programs and help manage the Smokey Bear wildfire prevention campaign. Emilie Austin's official one-week anniversary with state foresters is today! In her new role, Emilie administers NASF's three awards programs, supports NASF communications through four primary social media channels, and represents NASF [read more]

Picture of Eli Lewis

July 1, 2022

Eli Lewis joins NASF's Washington Office team

Please join us in welcoming the newest addition to the NASF team, Policy Coordinator Eli Lewis! Eli's chief responsibility in his new role will be to help the association amplify the value of state and private forestry on Capitol Hill and throughout the Capital Beltway. Eli is eager to support NASF's Policy Director Robyn Whitney [read more]

Aerial photo of forest tracts in Arkansas

June 17, 2022

Government collaboration in Arkansas delivers for the state's family forest landowners

By James Wright The latest installment in NASF's showcase of successful state forestry partnerships highlights the work of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the Arkansas Department of Agriculture Forestry Division, and the USDA Forest Service (USFS). Given that non-industrial private forest (NIPF) landowners hold 12.5 million of Arkansas’ 19 million acres of forestland, [read more]

NASF photo shows Mississippi Forestry Commission conducting tree inventory

May 31, 2022

FY 2023 Appropriations: NASF delivers funding level recommendations, coalition letters, testimony

The National Association of State Foresters has published its fiscal year (FY) 2023 appropriations level recommendations for the federal programs of top importance to its state forester members. Click here to access all nine of the association's annual program one-pagers. In addition to releasing its funding level recommendations, the association penned or signed onto several [read more]

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