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December 3, 2018

State foresters welcome new NRCS chief

The National Association of State Foresters extends its congratulations to the newly appointed chief of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. WASHINGTON—The nation’s 59 state and territorial foresters offer their congratulations to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue’s pick for chief of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS): Matt Lohr. Lohr, a full-time family farmer in Virginia, served [read more]

October 23, 2018

State foresters back emerging wood markets, active forest management with new national policy

The National Association of State Foresters has adopted a new position in support of emerging wood markets critical to the active management of our nation's forest resources. WASHINGTON—The nation’s 59 state and territorial foresters have agreed to a national policy position supporting emerging wood markets and the important role they play in encouraging active forest management. "Privately owned forests—which [read more]

October 11, 2018

Christiansen named Forest Service chief

The National Association of State Foresters congratulates Vicki Christiansen on formally accepting the role of USDA Forest Service chief. WASHINGTON—The nation's 59 state and territorial foresters offer their hearty congratulations to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue's pick for Forest Service chief: Vicki Christiansen. Prior to today's swearing in ceremony, Christiansen had been serving in the interim chief capacity [read more]

September 26, 2018

NASF recognizes excellence in state and private forestry, wildland fire

WHITEFISH, Mont.—The National Association of State Foresters honored several individuals at its annual meeting today for their extraordinary contributions to state and private forestry. The NASF Awards Committee reviews dozens of worthy nominations for the association's lifetime and current achievement awards annually. This year's award winners are: Jim Hubbard Lifetime Achievement Award – Gene Kodama, South [read more]

September 26, 2018

State foresters elect new executive committee members

WHITEFISH, Mont.—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. Lisa Allen, state forester of Missouri, will lead NASF as president in 2019. As the director of the Missouri Department of Conservation's Forestry Division, Allen is responsible for [read more]

September 20, 2018

Nation's state foresters head to Montana for annual gathering

The National Association of State Foresters is kicking off its 2018 Annual Meeting in Whitefish, Montana, next week. Follow the meeting's happenings with #HealthyTreesHealthyLives. WASHINGTON—State Forest Action Plans, federal and state partnerships, and the many societal benefits of healthy forests and trees will be in the spotlight next week at the National Association of State [read more]

August 29, 2018

State foresters welcome Senate confirmation of Hubbard

The National Association of State Foresters applauds the Senate's confirmation of James Hubbard to the role of USDA undersecretary overseeing the Forest Service. WASHINGTON—The nation's 59 state and territorial foresters applaud the Senate's confirmation of James Hubbard to the key role of U.S. Department of Agriculture undersecretary for Natural Resources and Environment. "We are thrilled to hear of Jim's [read more]

August 16, 2018

State foresters will work shoulder-to-shoulder with Forest Service on new, improved wildfire strategy

The National Association of State Foresters applauds USDA's release of its new strategy for managing wildlife in close partnership with state forestry agencies. WASHINGTON—The nation's 59 state and territorial foresters salute Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue for his leadership in developing Toward Shared Stewardship Across Landscapes, a bold new strategy for meeting America’s wildfire challenges head-on. "This new [read more]

June 26, 2018

State foresters praise Senate farm bill efforts, request additional forestry provision

State foresters make case for Farm Bill provision supporting state Forest Action Plans. WASHINGTON—In a letter to Senate Agriculture Committee leadership yesterday, the nation's 59 state and territorial foresters praised many of the chamber's farm bill provisions and made an ask for one more: "Please consider adopting language in conference with the House that will allow land managers [read more]