Forest Service Forced to Transfer Funds to Pay for Fire Suppression
The USDA Forest Service has begun the first of two transfer increments, to total up to $450 million, from other programs within the agency in order to fund wildfire suppression. No matter where you live, these transfers from non-suppression accounts directly impact your state forestry agency’s ability to deliver critical forest conservation and management programs.
Registration is live for the 2015 annual meeting in Lake Tahoe, California.
With over 33 million acres of forestland, eight state forests, 1.5 million acres covered by forest stewardship plans, an average of 7,400 annual wildfires, and where adaptation to drought, forest pest and disease infestation, and year round fire seasons is all occurring, California is a perfect place for a forestry gathering.
The latest research finds that forestry best management practices (BMPs) are effective measures implemented to protect water quality. Read NASF's report on BMPs and click through the interactive map detailing practices in each state.
We sell educational materials to support the conservation education and fire prevention efforts of educators, foresters, fire departments, and other partners. Our store includes products such as our best-selling Smokey Bear pocket planner, a nature journal, bookmarks, rulers, and temporary tattoos. Be sure to check out our Smokey Bear poster series, too!
NASF supports the suite of USDA Forest Service State & Private Forestry (S&PF) programs which help bolster America’s economy and environment. State Foresters provide a cost-effective boots-on-the-ground network to deliver federal programs and use Forest Action Plans to target resources where they are needed most.
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