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]

March 10, 2020

SUFC meets in Washington DC for annual meeting

The Sustainable Urban Forests Coalition (SUFC) held its 15th annual meeting last week at the University of Virginia Darden Sands Family Grounds in Arlington, Virginia. SUFC’s mission is to convene and mobilize diverse member networks to foster thriving healthy urban and community forests nationwide. SUFC members and attendees of the annual meeting were inspired by [read more]

December 11, 2019

From the 2019 Partners in Community Forestry Conference

The Partners in Community Forestry Conference is the largest international gathering of urban forestry practitioners, advocates, researchers, and government leaders. This year’s conference in Cleveland, Ohio, was another great gathering focused on urban and community forestry! Over 500 attendees joined forces for this annual event to partake in all things trees — from planting, care, [read more]

November 8, 2019

There's still time to nominate your wildfire prevention and mitigation heroes!

2020 Wildfire Mitigation Awards nominations will be accepted until November 15. Established in 2014, in response to an overwhelming number of great wildfire mitigation program efforts across the nation, the national Wildfire Mitigation Awards program recognizes outstanding work and significant program impact in wildfire preparedness and mitigation. The Wildfire Mitigation Awards are jointly sponsored by [read more]

November 6, 2019

How to handle an emergency in a state park or forest

Guest post by Aaron Smith Nature can be unforgiving. Before embarking on a wilderness adventure, some preliminary planning is a must. The great outdoors should be respected and approached with a healthy amount of caution, but as long as you pack smart, most emergencies can be abated (at least temporarily) until you’re able to get [read more]

October 11, 2019

First states launch Centennial Challenges!

North Carolina, Massachusetts, and Washington state are among the first states to debut their 100-themed Centennial Challenges! Follow @stateforesters on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for the latest. 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 [read more]

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Save the Date! NASF 2023 Annual Meeting: September 18-21 / Baton Rouge, LA