NASF Staff and Interns

Bringing students to the forest

July 22, 2021

The evolution of Project Learning Tree

By Mikayla Manthiram Young children and teenagers today are growing up amid looming, existential threats, not least of which is a changing climate.  Catastrophic wildfire, drought, and extreme weather events, all exacerbated by climate change, have created a generation of climate conscious young people. Project Learning Tree (PLT) is a program for these students. It [read more]

bikers on a tree-lined street

April 26, 2021

Get ready for Arbor Day: April 30, 2021

By Keith Wood Friday (April 30th) is National Arbor Day! Last year’s Arbor Day celebrations (and just about everything else) looked different than normal because of COVID-19. To the state and local urban and community forestry programs that found creative ways to celebrate last year: we commend you! 2020 helped us all realize how important [read more]

Hannah Wagner

January 22, 2021

Introducing our newest team member: Hannah Wagner

Please join us in welcoming the newest member to the NASF team, Communications Coordinator Hannah Wagner! In her new role, Hannah is most looking forward to flexing her creativity on social media and strengthening NASF's online presence. She will also be assisting in the administration of NASF's three awards programs and campaign work, including the [read more]

A fallen leaf in the sun

August 18, 2020

A remarkable summer with NASF (from afar)

By Tyler Hoguet This summer has truly been unique in so many ways. The COVID-19 pandemic placed much of life on hold, and for many of my college peers, it placed their internships on hold as well. While other organizations and institutions decided to suspend their internship programs so they could focus on dealing with [read more]

A tree nursery

August 7, 2020 An ambitious plan for global reforestation

By Tyler Hoguet The World Economic Forum (WEF) launched in January 2020 and has since helped establish Trillion Tree chapters across the globe, including in the United States. The platform seeks to unify individuals, businesses, NGOs, and governments in a "global initiative to grow, restore, and conserve one trillion trees around the world" [read more]

A firefighter

June 18, 2020

How federal property programs help protect Americans from wildfire

By Tyler Hoguet You generally won't see the Firefighter Property Program (FFP) and the Federal Excess Personal Property (FEPP) program included in NASF's annual appropriations recommendations; however, state foresters know that FEPP and FFP are instrumental in helping their agencies fight wildfire nationwide. Both FEPP and FFP help state and local agencies secure much needed firefighting [read more]


June 8, 2020

Is biochar the latest and greatest in forestry innovation?

By Tyler Hoguet (Image sources are linked below) As recently as 2017, just 11% of adults living in North America (surveyed by the North American Forest Partnership) would characterize the forest industry as “innovative.” And yet, we've seen the recent emergence of several cutting-edge wood technologies and forest products: from mass timber to cellulosic biofuels to [read more]

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