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January 19, 2021

State foresters join support letter to Biden administration on benefits of urban and community forestry

In a letter to the incoming Biden administration, NASF and other avid supporters of urban and community forestry have detailed their recommendations for improving American communities through the maintenance and expansion of urban and community forests. Our nation’s current and expanding 138 million acres of urban forests and trees are key to addressing priorities identified [read more]

January 19, 2021

NASF comments on proposed NIPF guidance

Last week, the National Association of State Foresters provided comments to the Natural Resources Conservation Service regarding its proposed guidance for identifying non-industrial private forest land (NIPF). The term “NIPF” first appeared (without definition) in section 4(a) of the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act of 1978 (CFAA), Pub. L. 95-313. The 1990 Farm Bill (short for [read more]

December 17, 2020

NASF comments on proposed LSR directive

The National Association of State Foresters has provided official comments on a proposed directive regarding the implementation of the Landscape Scale Restoration (LSR) program. Given the importance of LSR in furthering priorities identified in state Forest Action Plans and the extensive role state forestry agencies and the regional state forester organizations play in administering LSR, [read more]

December 17, 2020

2020 National Prescribed Fire Use Report

The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) and the Coalition of Prescribed Fire Councils (CPFC) worked collaboratively to produce the 2020 National Prescribed Fire Use Report. Since 2011, the two organizations have partnered to prepare triennial reports (in 2012, 2015, and 2018) on prescribed fire activity, state-level programs, and barriers to prescribed fire implementation. These [read more]

December 10, 2020

National association honors two trailblazers in forestry with 2020 awards

NASF 2020 Award recipients are 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 and organization to receive 2020 NASF Awards for their outstanding contributions to state and private forestry. They are: The Georgia Forestry Foundation (John Shannon [read more]

October 16, 2020

Nation's state foresters approve three policy statements on ESA, climate change, federal tax policy

The National Association of State Foresters has adopted three positions in support of Endangered Species Act reform, climate change mitigation, and federal tax policy reform. WASHINGTON—The nation’s 59 state and territorial foresters have agreed to back three national policy statements regarding Endangered Species Act (ESA) reform, climate change mitigation, and federal tax policy reform. In [read more]