NASF Foundation internship renamed in honor of former state forester, deputy chief James Hubbard

WASHINGTON—The National Association of State Foresters and the NASF Foundation are pleased to announce that its signature internship program will be renamed the NASF Foundation James Hubbard Internship for Policy and Communications.

James (“Jim”) Hubbard worked for the Colorado Forest Service for 35 years, serving as State Forester for the final 20 of those years (1984-2004). During his two decades as State Forester, Jim served on every NASF Committee, most notably as Chair of the Legislative Committee for 10 years.

In 2004, Hubbard accepted a position as Director of the Office of Wildland Fire Coordination for the United States Department of the Interior. In January 2006, Mr. Hubbard was appointed Deputy Chief for State and Private Forestry at the USDA Forest Service (USFS). During his time with the agency, Hubbard guided the agency through years of catastrophic wildfire incidents and worked closely with State Foresters to promote a comprehensive, landscape-scale approach to forest management. In 2011, he was the recipient of the NASF Lifetime Achievement Award.

The National Association of State Foresters’ Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization established in 1983 to promote and advance state and private forestry in the United States. Since 1999, the NASF Foundation has been supporting on-the-job experience for graduate and undergraduate students through the NASF Internship Program.

The James Hubbard Internship gives candidates the opportunity to engage at the national level in policy and communications activities that influence public understanding of state and private forestry in the United States. Those selected for this position attend meetings with partner organizations to help strengthen forestry coalitions; report out about Congressional hearings on forestry and natural resources issues; help maintain NASF’s online resources and more.

Media Contact: NASF Communications Director Amanda Cooke at acooke@stateforesters.org and 202-624-5417