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October 20, 2021

Let’s grow, America!

By Russell Bozeman, Mississippi state forester and NASF Forest Markets Committee chair Happy National Forest Products Week! We’ve been celebrating the value of forest products and their contributions to society since 1960 when Congress issued a joint proclamation designating National Forest Products Week as the seven-day period beginning on the third Sunday of October. President Dwight [read more]

Prescribed fire

February 8, 2021

Latest report on prescribed burning shows an encouraging, upward trend in its utilization nationwide

By Whitney Forman-Cook | This blog is a cross-post and will appear in the Spring 2021 edition of the National Woodlands Magazine. Natural forest disturbances—whether caused by pests, severe wind, lightning, or other means—change the structure and composition of forests and allow for regeneration. Many forest types need one natural disturbance in particular to regenerate, [read more]

May 18, 2020

NASF welcomes summer intern from Missouri

The 2020 James Hubbard Intern for Policy and Communications is here! Please join us in welcoming Tyler Hoguet to the NASF team. Tyler is a student at Michigan State University majoring in political science and minoring in fisheries and wildlife, history, and public policy. He is the published author of an academic paper (on funding [read more]

May 5, 2020

Why InFORM is your solution to wildfire reporting

The Interagency Fire Occurrence Reporting Modules – or InFORM, for short – drastically streamlines the business of wildland fire reporting. Not only does InFORM eliminate redundant data entry, it also improves the quality, completeness, and usability of that data. InFORM Capabilities Because InFORM is built on top of Integrated Reporting of Wildland-Fire Information (IRWIN), it [read more]

May 4, 2020

Former state foresters co-write history of Delaware's forests

Bob Tjaden and Walt Gabel, both former Delaware state foresters, release a 420-page book titled Beneath the Canopy: A Historical View of Forestry in Delaware. Photo by Nicholas A. Tonelli via Flickr Bob Tjaden, a native Delawarean and forester with the University of Maryland, co-wrote Beneath the Canopy with the late Walt Gabel based on their shared appreciation [read more]

April 23, 2020

National Arbor Day is tomorrow!

Tomorrow—Friday, April 24—is National Arbor Day! This year’s Arbor Day is like no other with everyone doing their best to adjust to life with COVID-19. One thing remains constant however: the spirit of Arbor Day and the value of trees and forests! Even though tree planting and educational events this spring have been canceled, we [read more]

March 13, 2020

State forestry agency communicators meet in the West and South; next up, the Northeast-Midwest!

Just a few weeks ago, the Council of Western State Foresters (CWSF) hosted their annual Communications Network Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah. Forestry agency communications leads from across  the West joined  representatives from NASF and the southern and northeast-midwest regional state forester associations  to share organizational updates, discuss common challenges, and set regional and [read more]