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November 15, 2019

NASF releases biennial survey results on state forestry agencies

Survey finds state forestry agencies play key roles in protecting and enhancing America’s forested landscapes.  WASHINGTON — According to the National Association of State Foresters’ newly released biennial survey, family forestland owners receive more forest management technical assistance from state forestry agencies than from any other source. In fact, state forestry agencies provided technical assistance to nearly 270,000 landowners [read more]

November 5, 2019

State Foresters by the Numbers, 2018

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 26, 2019

NASF recognizes excellence in State and Private Forestry

ASHEVILLE, N.C.—The National Association of State Foresters honored several individuals at its annual meeting for their extraordinary contributions to state and private forestry. The NASF Awards Committee annually reviews worthy nominations for the association’s lifetime and current achievement awards. This year's award winners are: Jim Hubbard Lifetime Achievement Award – Jane Severt, Wisconsin Steven Scott [read more]

September 24, 2019

State foresters elect new executive committee members

ASHEVILLE, N.C.—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. Greg Josten, state forester of South Dakota, will lead NASF as president in 2020. As the director of the South Dakota Department of Agriculture Resource Conservation and [read more]

September 24, 2019

Annual Report, 2019

The 2018-2019 NASF Annual Report highlights accomplishments by the nation’s 59 state and territorial foresters and their staffs to advance policy, communications, and operations priorities that help protect and enhance America’s forests and trees.

August 9, 2019

Smokey Bear celebrates 75th birthday

America's beloved wildfire prevention icon rings in birthday alongside fans and celebrities. WASHINGTON—Smokey Bear, the face of the longest-running PSA campaign in United States history, turns 75 today, continuing his legacy of bringing awareness to unwanted, human-caused fires in America. Smokey Bear’s wildfire prevention campaign has had a dramatic impact since its introduction in 1944. [read more]

June 20, 2019

#ProtectYours: Wildfire risk management starts with communities

#ProtectYours from wildfire with these resources provided by the International Association of Fire Chiefs, Intertribal Timber Council, National Association of Counties, National Association of State Foresters, and National League of Cities. WASHINGTON—It doesn’t matter what time of year it is, there are always communities preparing for, actively mitigating, fighting, or recovering from wildfire. The 2019 [read more]