April 15, 2019

NASF comments on revised WOTUS definition

On April 15, 2019, the National Association of State Foresters submitted comments on the Environmental Protection Agency's revised definition of waters of the United States, commonly referred to as WOTUS. In its comments, NASF made clear that one size does not fit all when it comes to water quality policy and regulation. Each state's approach [read more]

March 25, 2019

Joint Forestry Team renews MOU, commitment to coordinating conservation delivery

The leaders of the National Association of State Foresters (NASF), USDA Forest Service, National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD), and USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) have renewed the memorandum of understanding (MOU) that created the Joint Forestry Team, a public-private partnership aimed at enhancing the delivery of conservation assistance across the nation through greater [read more]

March 13, 2019

NASF submits written testimony to House appropriations subcommittee

The National Association of State Foresters has submitted its Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 appropriations recommendations for key federal state and private forestry programs to the House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies. Click the link below for a full copy of the testimony or visit for more information about state [read more]

February 26, 2019

State foresters, USDA Forest Service launch Good Neighbor Authority map

To illustrate the tremendous size and scope of forest management work made possible by Good Neighbor Authority (GNA), the National Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service have launched an interactive, web-based map highlighting GNA project successes nationwide. WASHINGTON—Empowered with Good Neighbor Authority, state forestry agencies are contributing to the restoration of federal [read more]

February 20, 2019

Appropriations package provides much needed support for America's forests

State foresters applaud members of Congress and their staffs for advancing a Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 appropriations package that will support the health, resiliency, and productivity of our nation's forests. WASHINGTON—On Friday, President Donald Trump signed an appropriations package into law that will fund the federal government through September 30, averting another partial government shutdown and providing [read more]