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September 9, 2021

State foresters present awards, recognize above-and-beyond contributions to forestry

NASF 2021 Award recipient named, 2020 awardees recognized, new award name designees announced; all 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 to receive the 2021 NASF Award for their outstanding contributions to state and private forestry. “Julie Coop, [read more]

September 8, 2021

State foresters elect new leadership

WASHINGTON—At their 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. Christopher Martin, state forester of Connecticut, will lead NASF as president in 2022. As the forestry director for the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Martin is [read more]

September 8, 2021

Nation's state foresters agree to three new policy positions

The National Association of State Foresters has adopted three positions in support of federal land management reform, forest certification, and the use of GMOs in combatting invasive species. WASHINGTON—The nation’s 59 state and territorial foresters have agreed to back three national policy statements regarding federal land management reform, forest certification, and the use of GMOs [read more]

September 3, 2021

Forestry community gears up to celebrate 101 years of NASF

State foresters and their partners gear up for next week's NASF annual meeting in Pittsburgh, hosted by the Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry. WASHINGTON—The storied history of American forestry, the future of our noble profession, and the tremendous contributions of state forestry agencies will be in the spotlight next week at the National Association of State [read more]

July 27, 2021

State foresters congratulate Moore as he assumes helm of Forest Service; thank Christiansen for her support and service

The National Association of State Foresters congratulates Randy Moore on his appointment to serve as chief of the Forest Service and thanks Vicki Christiansen for her service as chief. WASHINGTON—The nation’s 59 state and territorial foresters offer their hearty congratulations to the USDA Forest Service's new chief, Randy Moore, and their highest thanks to outgoing [read more]

June 3, 2021

Longtime forest advocate Terry Cosby named head of NRCS

The National Association of State Foresters extends its congratulations to the new chief of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. WASHINGTON—The nation’s 59 state and territorial foresters look forward to continuing their important work in support of America’s forests with Terry Cosby, the newly named chief of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). "Terry [read more]

June 3, 2021

State foresters welcome president's FY22 budget; make asks for priority forestry programs

The Biden administration's fiscal year (FY) 2022 budget proposal includes welcome funding increases for priority forestry programs vital to America's forest sector. WASHINGTON—The National Association of State Foresters is pleased with the Biden administration's proposed budget increases for USDA Forest Service programs that provide, among other benefits, technical support to forestland owners, equipment and training [read more]

May 21, 2021

NASF pledges support for the National Prescribed Fire Act of 2021

State foresters declare National Prescribed Fire Act of 2021 a "win-win-win for forests, wildland fire management, and public health." WASHINGTON—The National Association of State Foresters has offered its full support for the National Prescribed Fire Act of 2021, a bill introduced Thursday in the Senate by Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Joe Manchin, D-W.V., Maria Cantwell, [read more]