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October 22, 2021

State emergency responders converge for all-hazard incident management course

The 2021 Complex Incident Management Course, held Oct. 17-22, trained state emergency responders on multi-jurisdictional and all-hazard issues, including wildfire response. HICKORY, N.C.—Forty trainees from 12 U.S. states participated in the recent Complex Incident Management Course (CIMC) in North Carolina this week. Participants were trained in incident management team response to the most complex, multi-jurisdictional, [read more]

October 21, 2021

Wyoming state forester testifies before Senate on ARCS Act

In a hearing today held by the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Wyoming State Forester Bill Crapser testified in support of the America’s Revegetation and Carbon Sequestration (ARCS) Act. America’s trees and forests are a strategic national resource with vast potential as solutions for climate change, public health, and economic challenges. Active forest [read more]

October 13, 2021

NASF Photo Fellow Hans Isaacson travels to New York, Michigan to capture scenes of state and private forestry

The NASF 2021 photo fellow visited the Great Lakes Region to document forests at work with the support of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and the NASF Foundation. WASHINGTON—The National Association of State Foresters is proud to debut its latest photo fellow's work captured across the [read more]

October 5, 2021

New short film from NASF profiles timber country in wake of Hurricane Michael

The latest short film from state foresters takes place in Calhoun County, Florida, where a disastrous hurricane robbed timber farmers of their livelihoods. “Forgotten Storm” includes first-hand accounts of Hurricane Michael and details the community’s long road to recovery. WASHINGTON—The National Association of State Foresters is pleased to present “Tree Stories,” a series of short [read more]

September 30, 2021

Forest-Climate Working Group pens letter to House leadership in support of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

The National Association of State Foresters, along with other members of the Forest-Climate Working Group, signed on to a letter urging House leaders to pass the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act in a bipartisan manner. We commend the bipartisan support in the Senate-passed version of the bill for leveraging U.S. forests and forest products to [read more]

September 29, 2021

Coalition asks congressional leaders to maintain $40 billion slated for forest restoration and wildfire resilience in reconciliation package

In a letter to congressional leadership today, the National Association of State Foresters and a host of other forestry and tree organizations showed their strong support for the House Agriculture Committee’s $40 billion forestry package. The House Agriculture Committee’s $40 billion forestry package includes support for shared priorities across the diverse spectrum of urban and [read more]

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]