News & Events

September 24, 2018

Nomination period for 2019 Wildfire Mitigation Awards opens

The Wildfire Mitigation Awards Committee is pleased to invite nominations for the 2019 Wildfire Mitigation Awards. 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 [read more]

August 28, 2018

National Association of State Foresters welcomes new intern

The association's newest James Hubbard Intern for Policy and Communications is here! Join us in welcoming Kiersten Ahrns to the NASF team. Starting now through the first week in December, Kiersten will be assisting NASF staff in their work to inform forest policy and disseminate high-quality communications. She is eager to interact with D.C.’s professional forestry community and contribute to NASF’s mission during her time in [read more]

August 9, 2018

NASF celebrates Smokey Bear’s 74th birthday!

By Kiera Quigley Since 1944, Smokey Bear has been teaching Americans about their role in preventing wildfires. Today, we celebrate the 74 years of the Smokey Bear Wildfire Prevention campaign, the longest-running public service campaign in U.S. history. Recognized by 8 out of 10 Americans, Smokey is a household name. But how much do you [read more]

July 24, 2018

NASF stands behind Jim Hubbard

By Kiera Quigley Today NASF was on Capitol Hill supporting Jim Hubbard, President Donald J. Trump's pick to lead the USDA's natural resources and environment mission area, which includes the USDA Forest Service. At Hubbard's confirmation hearing before the Senate Agriculture Committee today, no one in attendance was surprised to hear the former Colorado state forester emphasize the importance of cross-boundary work. In his testimony, [read more]

June 29, 2018

NASF committees on forest management, markets meet in South Carolina

  NASF’s Forest Resource Management and Forest Markets Committees held a very productive joint meeting earlier this week in Greenville, South Carolina. The first day of the meeting featured a variety of speakers who talked about the potential of emerging markets for wood, including nanofibers and mass timber. The two committees then reviewed and edited a draft NASF position [read more]

June 22, 2018

State foresters, key partners gather in Napa, Philadelphia

Both the NASF Urban and Community Forestry and Wildland Fire Committees met in person recently to exchange best practices, generate ideas, and strategize on next steps. Read on for meeting highlights! This week (June 19 and 20), the NASF Urban and Community Forestry Committee met in Philadelphia, where they discussed, among other topics, federal appropriations and legislation relevant to urban and community forestry. The newly named state forester for [read more]