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November 9, 2016

Smokey Bear Guidelines

The Smokey Bear Guidelines were created by the Cooperative Forest Fire Prevention Program committee. This report provides tools and resources for accomplishing wildfire prevention activities and outlines administrative requirements of the Smokey Bear Program.

October 6, 2016

My Tree—Our Forest Downloadable Flyer

Trees and forests are vital green infrastructure in communities throughout the United States—America's natural capital. Healthy urban canopies do not happen by chance and require investments of dollars, time and expertise. The My Tree—Our Forest® downloadable flyer can help communities and state agencies educate residents about the importance of healthy urban and community trees.

October 5, 2016

Nursery and Tree Improvement Program Survey

This report retails state forestry agency-operated tree seedling nurseries and tree improvement programs. Twenty-nine states and Guam currently operate nurseries. On average, nurseries produce more than 117,000,000 seedlings per year and ship more than 40,000 orders.

September 12, 2016

National Guard Resources Best Practices, 2016

The Guiding Principles for Best Practices for National Guard Resources are established to assist state forestry agencies and partners with training and deploying National Guard Resources. National Guard and Department of Defense resources support wildland firefighting in various ways. Lessons learned from after-action reviews following past wildland fire seasons have helped shape these recommendations.

September 7, 2016

State and Private Forestry Report, 2016

Trees and forests form a major portion of the green infrastructure of this country. Actively and sustainably managed forests bolster local economies, improve human health, and bring communities closer together. Trees and forests filter our air and water, serve as places for recreation, provide habitat for wildlife, and produce wood products and job opportunities. Healthy forests do not happen by [read more]

May 19, 2016

Communities At Risk Report, 2015

The FY14 - FY15 Communities at Risk Report provides a national snapshot of wildland fire risk, preparedness and capacity. The data were collected through the USDA Forest Service’s National Fire Plan Operations & Reporting System and reflects accomplishments through September 2015.

January 6, 2016

Prescribed Fire Use Report

The National Prescribed Fire Use Survey Report is a collaborative effort of the National Association of State Foresters and the Coalition of Prescribed Fire Councils. The survey results indicate approximately 11.7 million acres were treated in 2014 with prescribed fire. The majority was for forestry purposes with the balance related to agriculture.

December 21, 2015

State Forestry Agency Statistics Survey, 2014

The 2014 State Forestry Statistics Survey summarizes responses received from the state forestry agencies for fiscal year 2014. This biennial survey captures key information about state and private forests in the United States and the role of State Foresters to conserve, protect and enhance these important natural resources.