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February 23, 2021

Top wildfire management groups name 2021 National Wildfire Mitigation Awardees

The four co-sponsors of the national Wildfire Mitigation Awards have named the individuals chosen to receive honors this year in recognition of their exemplary commitment to community wildfire risk reduction. WASHINGTON—The Wildfire Mitigation Awards committee has named the three individuals chosen to receive 2021 Wildfire Mitigation Awards. This year's recipients have earned the highest commendation [read more]

December 10, 2020

National association honors two trailblazers in forestry with 2020 awards

NASF 2020 Award recipients are honored for above and beyond contributions to the forestry community. WASHINGTON—After thoughtful review, the National Association of State Foresters Awards Committee has chosen a worthy individual and organization to receive 2020 NASF Awards for their outstanding contributions to state and private forestry. They are: The Georgia Forestry Foundation (John Shannon [read more]

October 16, 2020

Nation's state foresters approve three policy statements on ESA, climate change, federal tax policy

The National Association of State Foresters has adopted three positions in support of Endangered Species Act reform, climate change mitigation, and federal tax policy reform. WASHINGTON—The nation’s 59 state and territorial foresters have agreed to back three national policy statements regarding Endangered Species Act (ESA) reform, climate change mitigation, and federal tax policy reform. In [read more]

September 22, 2020

State foresters elect new executive committee members

WASHINGTON—At their virtual annual meeting today, the nation’s state and territorial foresters elected a new slate of officers to the National Association of State Foresters’ governing executive committee. Joe Fox, state forester of Arkansas, will lead NASF as president in 2021. As the director of the Forestry Division of the Arkansas Department of Agriculture, Fox [read more]

July 2, 2020

State foresters back bill to improve Good Neighbor Authority

Wildfire, pests, and disease are landscape-wide forest threats that must be addressed at the landscape scale. Improvements to Good Neighbor Authority will help state, local, tribal, and federal agencies work together—across boundaries—to tackle these threats with active forest management. WASHINGTON—The National Association of State Foresters is proud to support legislation introduced by Idaho lawmakers Senator [read more]

June 30, 2020

State foresters release top priorities for COVID-19 stimulus package

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, an ailing national economy, and a substantial backlog in federal forest management and rural infrastructure maintenance, the nation's state foresters have put forth a policy platform designed to bolster the forestry supply chain in the United States. WASHINGTON—The National Association of State Foresters, composed of the forestry agency directors in the [read more]

June 8, 2020

State foresters offer support for the Growing Climate Solutions Act

WASHINGTON—The National Association of State Foresters has offered its support for the Growing Climate Solutions Act (S. 3894), a bipartisan bill introduced by Senators Mike Braun of Indiana and Debbie Stabenow of Michigan. "Right now, a lack of reliable information and limited access to qualified technical assistance providers and credit protocol verifiers are hindering landowner [read more]