Sustainability

July 15, 2019

9 tips for preserving nature while on the trail

Guest post by Personal Injury Help If you enjoy the great outdoors, you probably partake in hiking. According to the American Hiking Society, more than 34 million hikers took to America's trails in 2018. Every hiker has a responsibility to preserve nature while hiking, and every hiker can make a difference with these simple tips. [read more]

June 4, 2019

Cross-laminated timber: Is it becoming the construction material of choice?

By Josh Knoll and Brittany Hallak With new enabling legislation passed and more proof-of-concept projects completed every month, cross-laminated timber (CLT) may just be edging its way into mainstream construction. NASF has highlighted the momentum behind CLT before, but recent developments may bring about more rapid change in the construction field. Last year, Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan [read more]

March 22, 2019

Sustainable Urban Forests Coalition meeting brings community of experts to Capitol Hill

By Keith Wood and Josh Knoll Earlier this month, the Sustainable Urban Forests Coalition (SUFC) held its 14th Annual Meeting in Arlington, Virginia, at The Nature Conservancy’s headquarters. It was a chance for a wide array of community forestry stakeholders—including city planners, educators, landscape architects, non-profit leaders, scientists, arborists, foresters, and nurserymen and women—to come [read more]

November 8, 2017

NJ Woodland Stewards Program Reaches 100 Participants

By Parker Jones The New Jersey Woodland Stewards Program recently reached 100 participants as 17 volunteers completed this year’s annual training. Forest ecology, wildlife ecology, forest management, and tree identification were some of the areas taught during the training. Instruction was provided by professionals and educators from NJ Division of Parks and Forestry, Rutgers University, New [read more]

August 4, 2017

Seedling program produces trees for Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry and Huber Engineered Woods LLC (HEW) are teaming up to initiate the Trees for Tennessee Seedling Program.  The program aims to provide an avenue for the establishment of as many as 1 million pine seedlings on at least 400 acres throughout the greater Tennessee Valley and Cumberland [read more]

August 4, 2017

Forestry Remains a Largely Untapped Industry in West Virginia

West Virginia’s forestry industry makes a significant contribution to the state’s economy, and that contribution is poised to grow, according to a recent study from the Appalachian Hardwood Centerand West Virginia University’s Division of Forestry and Natural Resources in the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design. The study showed that the forest industry accounts for [read more]

June 26, 2017

Washington, DC Launches New Tree Watering App

Young street trees with watering bags are thankfully a frequent site in Washington, DC. During the last tree planting season in our nation's capital (October 2016 through April 2017), the city planted 8,200 trees, increasing urban tree canopy coverage of the District to 38 percent. Overall, the District maintains more than 215,000 trees throughout the city. [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]

March 29, 2017

Financial Compensation Available for Colorado Landowners

Colorado landowners who want to protect environmentally valuable private forest areas that could be threatened by development or conversion to other non-forest uses have the opportunity to submit proposals to protect their forestlands. The Colorado State Forest Service is now accepting Forest Legacy Program proposals from Colorado landowners. The program authorizes the CSFS or U.S. [read more]