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]

October 23, 2017

Upcoming Senate EPW Hearing

By Parker Jones On Wednesday October 23, 2017, Wyoming State Forester and NASF immediate past president Bill Crapser will testify before the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee. The hearing will consider new legislation introduced by Chairman Barrasso, “The Wildfire Prevention and Mitigation Act of 2017.” The Bill provides streamlining planning requirements in order to [read more]

September 26, 2017

Firewood Resolution in a Nutshell

NASF members passed Resolution 2017-2 at their Annual Meeting in Charleston, WV, this past week. Resolution 2017-2 urges the national firewood packaging industry to continue to pursue a “clean” voluntary firewood certification program which includes federal recognition and an easily recognizable educational consumer label. As experience shows, even with federal inspection processes in place for [read more]

September 26, 2017

Realignment and Reorganization Resolution

NASF members passed Resolution 2017-1 at their Annual Meeting this past week in Charleston, WV.  Resolution 2017-1 is a resolution passed for clarity. NASF and its members have had a long history of partnering with the U.S. Forest Service and does not wish to be realigned.    As an organization, we realize that it is responsible for [read more]

September 22, 2017

Submit a nomination for the 2018 Wildfire Mitigation Awards

The Wildfire Mitigation Awards Committee is pleased to invite nominations for the 2018 Wildfire Mitigation Awards.   Established in 2014, in response to an overwhelming number of great wildfire mitigation program efforts across the nation, the Wildfire Mitigation Awards are the highest national honor one can receive for outstanding work and significant program impact in [read more]

September 13, 2017

Growing Trees, Growing Jobs: NASF Unveils 2017 Annual Report

The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) has unveiled the 2016-17 annual report, a look back state and private forestry accomplishments over the past fiscal year. More than 26,000 employees of state forestry agencies continue to work year round to help keep America's forests healthy and productive. This year's report highlights accomplishments by the nation's 59 [read more]

June 6, 2017

Custom 2018 Smokey Bear Pocket Planners Available

Help spread the word about the importance of wildfire prevention! The National Association of State Foresters is now accepting pre-orders for a customized cover of its best-selling Smokey Bear pocket planner. This year's cover features the classic art work “High Five for Fire Prevention” by Rudolph Wendelin. Pricing and the 2018 custom cover pre-order form are available at Personalize [read more]

April 21, 2017

Now Accepting Nominations for the 2017 NASF Awards

The Nomination Period is Now Closed. Recognize national-level excellence in forestry! The National Association of State Foresters is now accepting nominations for the 2017 NASF Awards. 2017 NASF Award categories include: Michael Buck Outstanding Service Award for Forest Public Policy Pete Anderson Current Achievement Award for Fire Protection Ken Arney Current Achievement Award for Forest [read more]