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July 18, 2018

Best Practices for National Guard Resources, 2018

Guiding Principles: Best Practices for National Guard Resources was developed by regional wildland fire chiefs, managers, and supervisors to assist states and their constituents in the deployment of National Guard resources. This edition was approved by the National Association of State Foresters' Wildland Fire Committee in 2018. The National Guard supports wildland firefighting in various [read more]

December 15, 2017

State Foresters by the Numbers, 2016

The latest statistics report on the nation’s state forestry agencies is now available. The State Foresters by the Numbers report relies on NASF biennial survey data to illustrate the key roles state foresters and their agencies play in protecting and enhancing America's forested landscapes. Learn more by viewing or downloading the PDF linked below.

September 8, 2017

Annual Report, 2017

The NASF Annual Report highlights accomplishments by the nation's 59 State Foresters and their staffs to advance policy, communications, and operations priorities that help protect and enhance America's "green infrastructure":  trees.

June 29, 2017

2018 Farm Bill Platform

Through the National Association of State Foresters' 2018 Farm Bill policy platform, State Foresters urge leaders in Congress to prioritize the following issues: Enhancement of public and private forest management; Growth of community trees and public support for forestry; Protection of forests from threats; Expanded and diversified forest markets; A strengthened role of State Foresters [read more]

June 27, 2017

Communities At Risk Report, 2016

The Communities at Risk Report helps provide a national snapshot of wildland fire risk, preparedness and capacity in fiscal year 2016. The data show progress to identify communities at risk of wildfire and those that are moving toward reducing risk, as well as increased capacity through the development of Community Wildfire Protection Plans and other [read more]

February 3, 2017

State Forestry BMPs Report

State forestry agencies develop and implement forestry best management practices (BMPs) that are designed to protect water quality and maintain water quantity. State forestry BMP programs are highly diverse to reflect the wide range of forested landscapes and unique state characteristics found throughout the country.

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.