International Forestry

November 30, 2017

Chinese State Forest Administration Visit NASF in D.C.

By Parker Jones The Director General and leadership of the Chinese State Forest Administration and other related agencies visited NASF offices in Washington D.C. today. NASF was one of their many scheduled visits with U.S. forestry agencies and associations during their trip. NASF Policy Director, Gary Schiff, provided a presentation explaining the role of State [read more]

March 21, 2017

NASF Celebrates International Day of Forests

Happy International Day of Forests! Trees and forests are vital green infrastructure in communities throughout the United States—America's natural capital. In 2012, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed March 21 the International Day of Forests (IDF). The day celebrates and raises awareness of the importance of America's green infrastructure. Today, and every day, the National Association of [read more]

August 11, 2016

Toronto: An urban forest in crisis

Toronto’s urban forest is in trouble. Climate change is set to have a major impact and planners must scramble to temper the fast growth of invasive species. As the city tries to expand its canopy, mistakes from the past are showing why tree choice and smart planning matter for the coming years. Cities are already a [read more]

March 12, 2015

International Day of Forests is March 21 2015

Forests are so important to people and our planet that the United Nations General Assembly declared March 21st as the International Day of Forests. Forests are the most biologically-diverse ecosystems on land, providing homes to animals, plants and insects while also supplying shelter, jobs and security to communities around the world.  They play an important [read more]

June 27, 2014

The Committee on Forestry ("COFO 22") Held in Rome

NASF President and Alaska State Forester Chris Maisch was in Rome this week to participate in the Committee on Forestry, referred to as COFO 22.   The biennial sessions of COFO bring together heads of international forest services and other senior government officials to identify emerging policy and technical issues, to seek solutions and to [read more]