State forestry agencies poised to support the new administration and protect America’s trees and forests.
WASHINGTON—With the news that Donald J. Trump has been elected the next president of the United States, the National Association of State Foresters (NASF) issues the following statement.
“State Foresters and their partners look forward to working closely with the Trump Administration during his transition into office as the 45th president of the United States,” said NASF President and Wyoming State Forester Bill Crapser.
“Together with President-Elect Trump and the new Congress, our association will continue to work to conserve, protect and enhance America’s trees and forests to preserve all the public benefits we all enjoy: clean air and water, good paying jobs, wood products, places to recreate and so much more.
“During the presidential transition period and in the new Congressional session, NASF’s focus is to identify and implement ways that State Foresters can work with the new Administration to improve forest management across the landscape,” Crapser said.
Established nearly 100 years ago in 1920, NASF is a non-profit organization composed of the directors of forestry agencies in the states, territories and the District of Columbia of the United States. State Foresters manage and protect state and private forests, which encompass two-thirds of the nation’s forests. State forestry agencies in cooperation with federal agencies are the primary delivery system for forestry activities.