News & Events

Emilie Austin in front of cherry blossoms

August 8, 2022

Help us welcome Emilie Austin to the NASF team!

NASF's newest team member will head up the association's social media and awards programs and help manage the Smokey Bear wildfire prevention campaign. Emilie Austin's official one-week anniversary with state foresters is today! In her new role, Emilie administers NASF's three awards programs, supports NASF communications through four primary social media channels, and represents NASF [read more]

Picture of Eli Lewis

July 1, 2022

Eli Lewis joins NASF's Washington Office team

Please join us in welcoming the newest addition to the NASF team, Policy Coordinator Eli Lewis! Eli's chief responsibility in his new role will be to help the association amplify the value of state and private forestry on Capitol Hill and throughout the Capital Beltway. Eli is eager to support NASF's Policy Director Robyn Whitney [read more]

Aerial photo of forest tracts in Arkansas

June 17, 2022

Government collaboration in Arkansas delivers for the state's family forest landowners

By James Wright The latest installment in NASF's showcase of successful state forestry partnerships highlights the work of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the Arkansas Department of Agriculture Forestry Division, and the USDA Forest Service (USFS). Given that non-industrial private forest (NIPF) landowners hold 12.5 million of Arkansas’ 19 million acres of forestland, [read more]

NASF photo shows Mississippi Forestry Commission conducting tree inventory

May 31, 2022

FY 2023 Appropriations: NASF delivers funding level recommendations, coalition letters, testimony

The National Association of State Foresters has published its fiscal year (FY) 2023 appropriations level recommendations for the federal programs of top importance to its state forester members. Click here to access all nine of the association's annual program one-pagers. In addition to releasing its funding level recommendations, the association penned or signed onto several [read more]

Grant Peterson

May 24, 2022

Meet Grant Peterson, NASF's summer intern!

The 2022 James Hubbard Intern for Policy and Communications is here! Please join us in welcoming Grant Peterson to the NASF team. Grant just finished his second year at Mississippi State University where he is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in wildlife, fisheries, and aquaculture with a minor in environment and sustainability. He is thrilled [read more]

Marketing graphic for 2022 Smokey Bear Pocket Planners on sale

April 27, 2022

It's spring cleaning time for the State Foresters Store!

New Smokey Bear products are coming. Will you help us make room on our virtual shelves?   Liquidations: We're sunsetting our My Tree—Our Forest product line (tree tags, reusable tote bags, can coolers, hand sanitizers, sticker sheets, pens, and temporary tattoos) and clearing our inventory of old Smokey Bear posters (Bird Nests 20" x 30", Wood [read more]

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