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January 18, 2022

Forest Service promises massive, long-range and much needed support to protect America's forests and communities from wildfire

The National Association of State Foresters is proud to have worked closely with the USDA Forest Service in developing a long-range, first-of-its-kind plan to protect, conserve, and enhance America's forested landscapes most threatened by catastrophic wildfire. WASHINGTON—The nation's state and territorial foresters stand in strong support of the USDA Forest Service’s newly released 10-Year Wildfire [read more]

October 22, 2021

State emergency responders converge for all-hazard incident management course

The 2021 Complex Incident Management Course, held Oct. 17-22, trained state emergency responders on multi-jurisdictional and all-hazard issues, including wildfire response. HICKORY, N.C.—Forty trainees from 12 U.S. states participated in the recent Complex Incident Management Course (CIMC) in North Carolina this week. Participants were trained in incident management team response to the most complex, multi-jurisdictional, [read more]

October 13, 2021

NASF Photo Fellow Hans Isaacson travels to New York, Michigan to capture scenes of state and private forestry

The NASF 2021 photo fellow visited the Great Lakes Region to document forests at work with the support of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and the NASF Foundation. WASHINGTON—The National Association of State Foresters is proud to debut its latest photo fellow's work captured across the [read more]

October 5, 2021

New short film from NASF profiles timber country in wake of Hurricane Michael

The latest short film from state foresters takes place in Calhoun County, Florida, where a disastrous hurricane robbed timber farmers of their livelihoods. “Forgotten Storm” includes first-hand accounts of Hurricane Michael and details the community’s long road to recovery. WASHINGTON—The National Association of State Foresters is pleased to present “Tree Stories,” a series of short [read more]

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]