News & Events

August 9, 2020

Nominations period for 2021 Smokey Bear Awards opens

The Cooperative Forest Fire Prevention Committee is pleased to announce the opening of the nominations period for 2021 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]

August 7, 2020

1t.org: An ambitious plan for global reforestation

By Tyler Hoguet The World Economic Forum (WEF) launched 1t.org in January 2020 and has since helped establish Trillion Tree chapters across the globe, including in the United States. The 1t.org initiative seeks to unify individuals, businesses, NGOs, and governments in a "global initiative to grow, restore, and conserve one trillion trees around the world" [read more]

June 18, 2020

How federal property programs help protect Americans from wildfire

By Tyler Hoguet You generally won't see the Firefighter Property Program (FFP) and the Federal Excess Personal Property (FEPP) program included in NASF's annual appropriations recommendations; however, state foresters know that FEPP and FFP are instrumental in helping their agencies fight wildfire nationwide. Both FEPP and FFP help state and local agencies secure much needed firefighting [read more]

June 8, 2020

Is biochar the latest and greatest in forestry innovation?

By Tyler Hoguet (Image sources are linked below) As recently as 2017, just 11% of adults living in North America (surveyed by the North American Forest Partnership) would characterize the forest industry as “innovative.” And yet, we've seen the recent emergence of several cutting-edge wood technologies and forest products: from mass timber to cellulosic biofuels to [read more]

June 1, 2020

Now accepting nominations for 2021 Wildfire Mitigation Awards

The Wildfire Mitigation Awards Committee is pleased to invite nominations for 2021 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]

May 26, 2020

NMSFA names top forester in coop management for 2020

Guest post by Kristen Miller The Northeast-Midwest State Foresters Alliance (NMSFA) has named Jerry Grossman the Cooperative Forest Management Forester of the Year. Jerry received the award in recognition of his dedication and contributions to sustainable forest management, the forestry profession, and his community. Nominees for this annual award compete in a rigorous and highly [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 13, 2020

New product lines hit the State Foresters Store

Spring has brought something special to the State Foresters Store: new Smokey Bear products! We get it: Kitchen tables are the new classrooms and public get-togethers are on hold. There may not be as many opportunities to hand out Smokey-themed goodies, but you can still spread the good word on the importance of wildfire prevention. [read more]