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August 30, 2022

NASF submits comments on defining old-growth and mature forests

Today, the National Association of State Foresters (NASF) submitted comments on the joint USDA Forest Service-DOI Bureau of Land Management request for information on federal old-growth and mature forests. The management of federal forest lands greatly influences the resilience and health of all America’s forests and the full range of social, economic, and environmental benefits [read more]

August 22, 2022

Latest 'Tree Story' film from NASF profiles a bonafide tree hunter and his champion find

“Tree Hunter” shows just a few examples of how human stories become intertwined with those of trees in community and urban settings. WASHINGTON—The National Association of State Foresters is pleased to present the third installment in its “Tree Stories” series, a collection of short films that illustrates the importance of the different—but equally valuable—bonds that [read more]

August 5, 2022

NASF signs on in support of urban forestry investments included in the Inflation Reduction Act

Today, the National Association of State Foresters signed onto a coalition letter  sent to House and Senate majority leadership in support of bold investments for urban and community forestry through the Inflation Reduction Act. From combating climate change and creating more equitable communities to improving infrastructure and expanding green jobs, our nation’s current and expanding [read more]

July 26, 2022

State foresters herald USDA announcement of funding availability for community wildfire mitigation projects

The National Association of State Foresters looks forward to working collaboratively with the USDA Forest Service to deliver the new Community Wildfire Defense Grant program. WASHINGTON—The nation's 59 state foresters applaud USDA's announcement today that $1 billion in new funding will be made available over the next five years for critically important wildfire preparedness and [read more]

July 1, 2022

NASF pens letter to USDA, Interior leadership regarding a pending COVID-19 testing policy for wildland firefighters

Today, the National Association of State Foresters sent a letter to USDA and Department of Interior Secretaries Vilsack and Haaland regarding a proposed COVID-19 testing policy for wildland firefighters. The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) would like to thank the USDA Forest Service and Department of Interior for their partnership and the opportunity to [read more]

June 1, 2022

Communities At Risk Report, 2021

This Communities At Risk (CAR) Report provides a national snapshot of wildland fire risk, preparedness, and capacity using the latest USDA Forest Service National Fire Plan Operations and Reporting System data for Fiscal Year 2021. For more information about this report, contact NASF Fire Director Jim Karels at jkarels@stateforesters.org.

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