Water Quality

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]

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]

October 26, 2016

Partnerships revive D.C. Watershed

By Emily Bazydlo The ecologically valuable Anacostia River in Maryland and Washington, DC, once known widely for high levels of pollution, is recovering thanks to the power of local partnerships.  A main source of pollution in the Anacostia is stormwater runoff.  Stormwater runoff is rainfall that flows over the ground surface and is the number [read more]

September 20, 2016

NASF Releases 2016 Annual Report

The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) unveiled the 2015-16 NASF annual report today at its meeting in Savannah, Georgia. From city streets to remote mountainsides, trees connect a forested ecosystem that connects with people in countless ways. This is the essence of NASF's work, and the association is pleased to share recent accomplishments through this publication. Trees [read more]

May 4, 2016

State Foresters Host Congressional Briefings about Forest Action Plans

Members of the National Association of State Foresters’ executive committee held Congressional briefings on May 4 to introduce decision makers to state Forest Action Plans and convey the importance of consulting these important documents when making forest management decisions. In attendance were key staff members from the House and Senate Agriculture Committees and member offices, USDA Forest [read more]

March 23, 2016

Now Accepting Nominations for the 2016 NASF Awards

The National Association of State Foresters annually recognizes individuals and organizations who have made a significant impact on state and private forestry at the national level. Know someone who deserves to be recognized for their outstanding work? Nominate this individual or organization for an NASF award! NASF’s Current Achievement Awards recognize accomplishments in seven areas [read more]

December 12, 2013

NRCS announces new National Forester

Dr. Eunice Padley has joined NRCS as the National Forester, Ecological Sciences Division. Padley comes from the U.S. Forest Service, where she has been the National Soils Program Leader since 2011. Prior to that, Padley was with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources as a Forest Ecology/Silviculture specialist and researcher from 2001 to 2011. She [read more]