State Foresters have the primary authority to manage and protect state and private forests across the country, which encompass two-thirds of the nation's forests. State Foresters and their agencies are supported by many federal partners through the delivery of a number of programs aimed at assisting private landowners in managing their forested lands and protecting those lands from insects, fire and disease.
As part of the Joint Forestry Team, NASF works with the USDA Forest Service, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the National Association of Conservation Districts to make recommendations that result in coordinated interagency delivery of forestry and conservation assistance for working forests, farms, and ranches. Team participants seek to improve the sustainability of the nation’s forests in order to provide optimum levels of public benefits and ecosystem services.
Below are links to a number of agencies that NASF collaborates with in its work.
Bureau of Land Management - Department of the Interior
Fish and Wildlife Service - Department of the Interior
National Park Service - Department of the Interior
Farm Service Agency - Department of Agriculture
U.S. Forest Service - Department of Agriculture
State and Private Forestry (S&PF)
Natural Resources Conservation Service - Department of Agriculture