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May 26, 2021

Non-federal WFLC partners distribute 2021 Fire Letter

The non-federal members of the Wildland Fire Leadership Coalition (WFLC) have released this year's fire letter. This has been a challenging past year – our decision-makers, our responders, and our communities were faced with responding to the COVID pandemic while managing a record setting wildfire year. We commend the interagency approach to both disasters. As [read more]

May 24, 2021

How state-to-landowner assistance helps reduce wildfire risk

By Marvin Brown | This blog is a cross-post and will appear in the Summer 2021 edition of the National Woodlands Magazine. Landowner assistance programs are a core function of state forestry agencies. States combine their own funds with support from the USDA Forest Service Stewardship Program to provide landowners with information, education, and plans [read more]

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]