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September 9, 2021

State foresters present awards, recognize above-and-beyond contributions to forestry

NASF 2021 Award recipient named, 2020 awardees recognized, new award name designees announced; all 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 to receive the 2021 NASF Award for their outstanding contributions to state and private forestry. “Julie Coop, [read more]

September 8, 2021

State foresters elect new leadership

WASHINGTON—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. Christopher Martin, state forester of Connecticut, will lead NASF as president in 2022. As the forestry director for the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Martin is [read more]

September 8, 2021

Nation's state foresters agree to three new policy positions

The National Association of State Foresters has adopted three positions in support of federal land management reform, forest certification, and the use of GMOs in combatting invasive species. WASHINGTON—The nation’s 59 state and territorial foresters have agreed to back three national policy statements regarding federal land management reform, forest certification, and the use of GMOs [read more]

September 7, 2021

Annual Report, 2021

The 2020-2021 NASF Annual Report highlights the association’s many efforts to advance the policy and communications priorities of its membership. In the last 12 months, NASF has had a number of notable successes: Shared recommendations with a new administration and Congress for policies and legislation most important to state forestry. Increasing federal investments in forest [read more]

September 3, 2021

Forestry community gears up to celebrate 101 years of NASF

State foresters and their partners gear up for next week's NASF annual meeting in Pittsburgh, hosted by the Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry. WASHINGTON—The storied history of American forestry, the future of our noble profession, and the tremendous contributions of state forestry agencies will be in the spotlight next week at the National Association of State [read more]

August 16, 2021

NASF writes in support of Hawaiian ARS facility

NASF has written a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack in support of building a new USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) biocontrol facility in Hawaii. The new facility would provide needed resources for invasive species control efforts in the Asia-Pacific region while bolstering national biological control capacity for the protection of native forested ecosystems. Click [read more]