October 26, 2023

Now accepting nominations for 2024 Wildfire Mitigation Awards

The Wildfire Mitigation Awards Committee is pleased to invite nominations for 2024 Wildfire Mitigation Awards. Established in 2014, the national Wildfire Mitigation Awards program recognizes outstanding work and significant program impact in wildfire preparedness and mitigation. By honoring the achievements of awardees, the program sponsors seek to increase public recognition and awareness of the value [read more]

October 21, 2022

What a week it's been celebrating forest products!

By Russell Bozeman, Mississippi state forester and NASF Forest Markets Committee chair In honor of National Forest Products Week, we’ve been celebrating the value of forest products and their contributions to society. Since 1960, the week-long celebration (beginning on the third Sunday of October) has been observed across our nation. President Dwight Eisenhower was the first [read more]

Building materials outside of a house under construction

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]

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