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March 25, 2019

Joint Forestry Team renews MOU, commitment to coordinating conservation delivery

The leaders of the National Association of State Foresters (NASF), USDA Forest Service, National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD), and USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) have renewed the memorandum of understanding (MOU) that created the Joint Forestry Team, a public-private partnership aimed at enhancing the delivery of conservation assistance across the nation through greater [read more]

February 26, 2019

State foresters, USDA Forest Service launch Good Neighbor Authority map

To illustrate the tremendous size and scope of forest management work made possible by Good Neighbor Authority (GNA), the National Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service have launched an interactive, web-based map highlighting GNA project successes nationwide. WASHINGTON—Empowered with Good Neighbor Authority, state forestry agencies are contributing to the restoration of federal [read more]

February 20, 2019

Appropriations package provides much needed support for America's forests

State foresters applaud members of Congress and their staffs for advancing a Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 appropriations package that will support the health, resiliency, and productivity of our nation's forests. WASHINGTON—On Friday, President Donald Trump signed an appropriations package into law that will fund the federal government through September 30, averting another partial government shutdown and providing [read more]

January 17, 2019

Partnership announces 2019 Wildfire Mitigation Awardees

Individuals and organizations honored for exemplary commitment to community fire protection. WASHINGTON—The Wildfire Mitigation Awards committee has named the seven recipients of this year's Wildfire Mitigation Awards. These individuals and organizations have earned the highest commendation for innovation and leadership in wildfire mitigation for their outstanding dedication to solving many of the most complex challenges posed by wildfire. Established in 2014 and co-sponsored [read more]

December 24, 2018

State foresters praise President Trump's executive order in support of forest health

The National Association of State Foresters applauds President Trump’s executive order encouraging more active and collaborative forest management nationwide. WASHINGTON – In an executive order supported by the nation’s 59 state foresters, President Donald Trump has directed the secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture Departments to coordinate wildfire mitigation and forest restoration efforts in close partnership [read more]

December 17, 2018

NASF, CPRC release national survey on prescribed fire use

The National Association of State Foresters and the Coalition of Prescribed Fire Councils have released a report documenting a 12 percent decrease in the use of prescribed fire on forested acreage nationwide since 2011. WASHINGTON—The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) and the Coalition of Prescribed Fire Councils (CPFC) have released the findings of their [read more]