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. This year’s theme is Adapting to Change.
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.
During the past three fiscal years the USDA Forest Service was forced to transfer more than $1 billion from programs within the agency to pay for fighting wildfires. In the same three years the Department of the Interior transferred nearly $60 million to cover the cost of fighting fires. The bipartisan Wildfire Disaster Funding Act would change how the federal government budgets for wildland fire suppression to eliminate the need to transfer funds from critical forest conservation and management programs.
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.
The 2014 Farm Bill was the best yet for forests, and the National Association of State Foresters helped ensure that the final bill addressed many of our key priorities. The Farm Bill has an important role to play in ensuring that America’s private forests continue to provide nature's benefits that every American benefits from, as well as meeting the challenges and threats facing the nation’s private forests.
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