Forest Action Plans: Guidelines for Forests

Forest action plans provide an analysis of forest conditions and trends in your area.

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Welcome to State Foresters

Forest Service Forced to Transfer Funds to Pay for Fire Suppression

Montana fire plan
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.

Register for the 2015 Annual Meeting

Lake Tahoe image
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. 

Protecting Water Quality with BMPs

Foresters during harvest
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.

Smokey Bear Materials

Smokey Bear in his office
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!

Appropriations Recommendations

United States Capitol Building
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.

Our Foundation

NASF Foundation photo
The NASF Foundation supports educational initiatives that foster leadership for current and future members of the state forestry community including our photography fellowship and internship program.