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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.

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.