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May 31, 2023

Meet NASF's summer intern Buddy Wilson!

The 2023 James Hubbard Intern for Policy and Communications is here! Please join us in welcoming Buddy Wilson to the NASF team. Buddy is studying Environmental Science and Sustainability with a concentration in Policy and Planning at the University of Montana (UM). He is excited to learn from the knowledgeable team at NASF while advocating [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]

September 20, 2022

Now accepting nominations for 2023 Wildfire Mitigation Awards

The Wildfire Mitigation Awards Committee is pleased to invite nominations for 2023 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]

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]

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