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April 14, 2021

Smokey Bear Awardees chosen for their ingenuity, exceptional dedication to wildfire prevention

Smokey Bear Awards are reserved for individuals, teams, and organizations that provide outstanding service with significant and sustained program impact in the wildfire prevention arena. WASHINGTON—The partners behind the wildfire prevention legend Smokey Bear and his public service advertisement campaign—the longest running in United States history—have announced the 2021 winners of the national Smokey Bear [read more]

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]