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May 6, 2021

You call a forest 'home,' whether you know it or not!

By Keith Wood If you live in a city or town, did you realize you actually live in a forest? It is estimated that 138 million acres of trees comprise the urban forests in cities and towns across the United States. These forests span many ownership boundaries and provide numerous environmental, economic, and social benefits [read more]

April 26, 2021

Get ready for Arbor Day: April 30, 2021

By Keith Wood Friday (April 30th) is National Arbor Day! Last year’s Arbor Day celebrations (and just about everything else) looked different than normal because of COVID-19. To the state and local urban and community forestry programs that found creative ways to celebrate last year: we commend you! 2020 helped us all realize how important [read more]

April 22, 2021

Hear that? It's your Earth Day reminder!

By Jay Farrell If we accumulate memories like adding songs to a playlist, Earth Day makes my “greatest hits” album. I remember the first Earth Day celebration vividly: our class buzzing with excitement as we walked away from school and started picking up trash. We got dirty, we had fun, and we did something good. [read more]

March 18, 2021

5 reasons to pursue a career in forestry

Guest post by Evan Torchio For nature lovers looking for a rewarding career, forestry might be the perfect fit. Whether you’re a student looking to start a meaningful career or someone searching for more fulfilling work, forestry is an excellent choice. Not only is it good for your mental and physical health, but it’s a [read more]

March 18, 2021

Official statement on REPLANT Act

"The National Association of State Foresters is proud to support the bipartisan REPLANT Act for its pragmatic approach to mitigating the effects of climate change through reforestation," said Joe Fox, NASF president and Arkansas state forester. "Young forests are not only proven to sequester carbon at higher rates than older forests, they provide millions of [read more]

February 23, 2021

Nominate your wildfire mitigation hero for national recognition!

The Wildfire Mitigation Awards Committee is pleased to invite nominations for 2022 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]