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January 17, 2019

Partnership announces 2019 Wildfire Mitigation Awardees

Individuals and organizations honored for exemplary commitment to community fire protection. WASHINGTON—The Wildfire Mitigation Awards committee has named the seven recipients of this year's Wildfire Mitigation Awards. These individuals and organizations have earned the highest commendation for innovation and leadership in wildfire mitigation for their outstanding dedication to solving many of the most complex challenges posed by wildfire. Established in 2014 and co-sponsored [read more]

December 24, 2018

State foresters praise President Trump's executive order in support of forest health

The National Association of State Foresters applauds President Trump’s executive order encouraging more active and collaborative forest management nationwide. WASHINGTON – In an executive order supported by the nation’s 59 state foresters, President Donald Trump has directed the secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture Departments to coordinate wildfire mitigation and forest restoration efforts in close partnership [read more]

December 17, 2018

NASF, CPRC release national survey on prescribed fire use

The National Association of State Foresters and the Coalition of Prescribed Fire Councils have released a report documenting a 12 percent decrease in the use of prescribed fire on forested acreage nationwide since 2011. WASHINGTON—The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) and the Coalition of Prescribed Fire Councils (CPFC) have released the findings of their [read more]

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]