September 21, 2021

Virginia's state forestry agency and USDA NRCS enter into fourth decade of partnership

By James Wright Our second installment of successful state partnerships highlights the longstanding efforts of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF). For over three decades the agencies have utilized multiple agreements to provide technical assistance on nearly 9.5 million acres owned by 410,000 family forestland owners. In [read more]

July 22, 2021

The evolution of Project Learning Tree

By Mikayla Manthiram Young children and teenagers today are growing up amid looming, existential threats, not least of which is a changing climate.  Catastrophic wildfire, drought, and extreme weather events, all exacerbated by climate change, have created a generation of climate conscious young people. Project Learning Tree (PLT) is a program for these students. It [read more]

July 13, 2021

NASF releases statement in support of forestry amendments to Senate infrastructure bill

The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) applauds Senators Manchin (D-WV) and Barrasso (R-WY) for including forestry provisions in the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources infrastructure bill that recognize forests as integral, natural infrastructure in need of significant investment and greater active management. NASF also supports the amendments offered by Senators Wyden (D-OR) [read more]

May 26, 2021

Non-federal WFLC partners distribute 2021 Fire Letter

The non-federal members of the Wildland Fire Leadership Coalition (WFLC) have released this year's fire letter. This has been a challenging past year – our decision-makers, our responders, and our communities were faced with responding to the COVID pandemic while managing a record setting wildfire year. We commend the interagency approach to both disasters. As [read more]