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 forestry objectives, including greater market opportunities for diverse forest products and more active management across all forestland ownerships.

Over the next three years, the two groups will coordinate to provide support and expertise on these and other key forestry issues of common interest. Specifically, NASF will write articles for inclusion in NWOA’s quarterly print magazine National Woodlands and NWOA will present an award to a state forester at NASF’s annual meeting each fall.

“State foresters are pleased to be a long-time partner to NWOA and look forward to continuing our collaboration for many years to come,” said Jay Farrell, NASF executive director. “In the New Year, we expect to provide National Woodlands with quality content that reflects the latest and greatest in state and private forestry news.”

“Nearly half the woodlands in America are owned by private families. Service foresters are usually the first forester we meet, often leading to a long term relationship,” added Keith Argow, NWOA president. “State foresters are our first line of defense against wildfire as well as insects, disease, and damaging invasive species. They help us provide clean water, good wildlife habitat, and home-grown wood.”

Media Contact: Whitney Forman-Cook at wforman-cook@stateforesters.org or 202-624-5417