NASF celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2020 and 2021 with a Centennial Challenge campaign, honoring both the work of the association in providing a unified voice for state and private forestry, as well as the tremendous social, environmental, and economic contributions of state forestry agencies nationwide.
As part of the celebration, NASF’s 59 forestry agency members planned unique 100-themed events, programs, or initiatives called “challenges.” Each Centennial Challenge was thoughtfully developed based on each forestry agencies’ strategic priorities. Some state forestry agencies relied on their social media presence to complete their challenges, while others planted trees, held events, or implemented new initiatives.
Ultimately, through their work to complete Centennial Challenges in 2020 and 2021, NASF members successfully:
- Gifted 203,700+ seedlings
- Planted 112,575+ trees
- Protected or improved 400+ acres of forest
- Served 600+ communities
- Posted 700+ times to social media about their Centennial Challenges
“Nearly every one of NASF’s members appointed an agency lead to develop and implement a unique Centennial Challenge on behalf of their state or territory. These centennial point persons were responsible for planting tens of thousands of trees, conducting thousands of trainings, and hosting hundreds of events in celebration of our 100-year anniversary. They deserve a standing ovation for their awesome work.” — NASF President Christopher Martin