Urban and Community Forestry

Montage of photos depicting state forestry agency work in the protection of water quality

February 10, 2022

NASF joins the Source Water Collaborative

The sign-on of the National Association of State Foresters makes 30 members for the Source Water Collaborative. Since its start in 1920, NASF has served as a leading authority on forest management in the United States. NASF’s membership is composed of the directors of forestry agencies in the 50 states, five U.S. territories, three nations [read more]

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]

May 6, 2021

You call a forest 'home,' whether you know it or not!

By Keith Wood If you live in a city or town, did you realize you actually live in a forest? It is estimated that 138 million acres of trees comprise the urban forests in cities and towns across the United States. These forests span many ownership boundaries and provide numerous environmental, economic, and social benefits [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]

March 18, 2021

5 reasons to pursue a career in forestry

Guest post by Evan Torchio For nature lovers looking for a rewarding career, forestry might be the perfect fit. Whether you’re a student looking to start a meaningful career or someone searching for more fulfilling work, forestry is an excellent choice. Not only is it good for your mental and physical health, but it’s a [read more]