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August 28, 2020

Arbor Day Foundation seeks tree planting project proposals

Guest post by Brad Brandt Since 1990, the Arbor Day Foundation has worked with tree planting organizations to identify and support reforestation projects throughout the United States.  Through our partnerships and with support from Arbor Day Foundation members, advocates, and corporate partners, we can provide funding for seedlings on large-scale restoration projects.  To date, we [read more]

August 18, 2020

A remarkable summer with NASF (from afar)

By Tyler Hoguet This summer has truly been unique in so many ways. The COVID-19 pandemic placed much of life on hold, and for many of my college peers, it placed their internships on hold as well. While other organizations and institutions decided to suspend their internship programs so they could focus on dealing with [read more]

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 platform 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]