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December 12, 2018

NASF, NWOA sign MOU aimed at increasing support for state and private forestry

The National Association of State Foresters has entered into a memorandum of understanding with the National Woodland Owners Association to advance shared state and private forestry objectives. WASHINGTON—The National Association of State Foresters and the National Woodland Owners Association have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to advance their memberships' shared state and private [read more]

December 5, 2018

State foresters honor key lawmakers behind wildfire funding fix

Oregon senator, Idaho representative honored by state foresters for their leadership in finalizing a wildfire funding fix. WASHINGTON—The National Association of State Foresters today presented Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon and Representative Mike Simpson of Idaho with the 2018 Bernard L. Orell Award, commemorating their tireless work and tremendous leadership in advancing a comprehensive fix for funding wildfire [read more]

December 3, 2018

State foresters welcome new NRCS chief

The National Association of State Foresters extends its congratulations to the newly appointed chief of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. WASHINGTON—The nation’s 59 state and territorial foresters offer their congratulations to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue’s pick for chief of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS): Matt Lohr. Lohr, a full-time family farmer in Virginia, served [read more]

November 27, 2018

NASF comments on proposed deregulation of the emerald ash borer

In comments submitted to the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service last week, NASF detailed its concerns regarding the federal deregulation of the emerald ash borer (EAB) and its recommendations for addressing those concerns. In cooperation with federal agencies, state forestry agencies have been at the forefront of EAB monitoring, early detection, delimiting, and outreach since [read more]

October 23, 2018

State foresters back emerging wood markets, active forest management with new national policy

The National Association of State Foresters has adopted a new position in support of emerging wood markets critical to the active management of our nation's forest resources. WASHINGTON—The nation’s 59 state and territorial foresters have agreed to a national policy position supporting emerging wood markets and the important role they play in encouraging active forest management. "Privately owned forests—which [read more]

October 11, 2018

Christiansen named Forest Service chief

The National Association of State Foresters congratulates Vicki Christiansen on formally accepting the role of USDA Forest Service chief. WASHINGTON—The nation's 59 state and territorial foresters offer their hearty congratulations to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue's pick for Forest Service chief: Vicki Christiansen. Prior to today's swearing in ceremony, Christiansen had been serving in the interim chief capacity [read more]

September 26, 2018

NASF recognizes excellence in state and private forestry, wildland fire

WHITEFISH, Mont.—The National Association of State Foresters honored several individuals at its annual meeting today for their extraordinary contributions to state and private forestry. The NASF Awards Committee reviews dozens of worthy nominations for the association's lifetime and current achievement awards annually. This year's award winners are: Jim Hubbard Lifetime Achievement Award – Gene Kodama, South [read more]