Wildfire

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 www.jotform.com/NASF1920/2018-Custom-Smokey-Bear-Planner. 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]

March 22, 2017

Wildfire Mitigation and Legacy Awards Presented Today

The 2017 Wildfire Mitigation Awards were presented today at the Wildland-Urban Interface Conference (WUI) in Reno, Nevada. Established in 2014, the awards are the highest commendation for innovation and leadership displayed by individuals and organizations committed to wildfire mitigation. Recognizing the comprehensive challenge posed by wildfires, these awards applaud the outstanding dedication to wildfire mitigation [read more]

March 16, 2017

Oklahoma State Forester Outlines Farm Bill Priorities for Forests

By Ryan Martini Oklahoma State Forester and NASF Vice President George Geissler testified about the next Farm Bill today before the House Agriculture Committee, Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry. "In generating ideas for [Congressional] consideration in the 2018 Farm Bill, NASF is honored to help lead the Forests in the Farm Bill coalition along with our partners," [read more]

February 17, 2017

New Report on the Health of Colorado's Forests

A new report on the health of Colorado’s forests, released this week, shows that the number of dead standing trees in Colorado forests is an estimated 834 million trees—or nearly one in every 14 standing trees. Michael Lester, Colorado State Forester and chair of the Council of Western State Foresters, opens this report with an [read more]

October 11, 2016

Submit a Smokey Bear Award Nomination

The Cooperative Forest Fire Prevention (CFFP) Campaign is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Smokey Bear Awards. This prestigious awards program recognizes individuals and organizations for outstanding service in wildfire prevention programs. Be a champion for wildfire prevention and nominate an award-winning individual or organization today. Additional information is available at www.smokeybear.com/awards.

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]