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Timmons Group to Provide Performance Measures for NASF

The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) recently selected Timmons Group to assist in the process of defining State Forestry Performance Measures.  The project will work to define a concise set of national priority performance measures and is supported by a partnership with the USDA Forest Service State & Private Forestry and NASF. 

Increase Restoration to Help Mitigate Damage from Wildfires

By Christopher Martin, Connecticut State Forester and Chair of the Forest Science & Health Committee

In 2014, wildfires consumed 3,595,613 US acres at a taxpayer cost of $1,522,149,000.

Heat, fuel and oxygen make up the basic recipe to a fire start. Combine record breaking heat and historic drought with millions of acres of beetle-killed standing trees and you have a recipe for conflagration. Remove or reduce one of these ingredients and you greatly decrease the risk of uncontrolled wildfire.

Wildfire Disaster Funding Act Advocacy Day

On June 17, NASF staff participated in the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act (WDFA) Advocacy Day in the House of Representatives. NASF joined allied organizations belonging to the Partner Caucus on Fire Suppression Funding Solutions, formed in 2009, to meet with nearly 70 House offices and seek their support for the WDFA (H.R. 167). In addition to NASF, partners including the Society of American Foresters, American Forests, American Forest Foundation, Western Governors Association, the Federal Forest Resource Coalition, and The Nature Conservancy were represented.

National Get Outdoors Day: Explore Your State Forests and Green Spaces

National Get Outdoors Day is this Saturday, June 13th, and many state forestry agencies are working to connect you to the trees that surround you. 

Today, close to 80 percent of Americans live in cities. But, thanks to the great work of state foresters and their partners, the United States urban trees and forests provide plenty of opportunity for adventure nearby. 

Final Rule Defining Waters of the US Released

Today the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers released a final rule defining waters of the United States (WOTUS), which sets the bounds of federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act.

Annual Meeting Registration Now Open

We Hope You Will Join us in the Golden State!

Register today for the NASF Annual Meeting at regonline.com/NASF2015.

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) has partnered with NASF to bring together the nation’s forestry and wildfire leaders at the beautiful Resort at Squaw Creek in Olympic Valley, California. 

Partnership Protecting New England’s Forests from Hemlock Woolly Adelgid

With support from the USDA Forest Service, Vermont’s Urban and Community Forestry and Forest Health programs are achieving goals outlined in the state’s Forest Action Plan.

Greening the Gateway Cities Program Enhancing Public Benefits of Trees

With support from the Urban and Community Forestry program of the USDA Forest Service, the Department of Conservation and Recreation, Bureau of Forestry & Fire is achieving goals outlined in Massachusetts’ Forest Action Plan.

Landscape Scale Restoration Program Forging Partnerships Across Boundaries

With support from the Landscape Scale Restoration program of the USDA Forest Service, the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) is achieving goals outlined in its Forest Action Plan.

Wildfire knows no boundaries, a reality that long has united wildland firefighters across jurisdictions.

Enhancing Public Benefits of California’s Trees with the Forest Stewardship Program

With support from the USDA Forest Service Cooperative Forestry, California is achieving goals outlined in its Forest Action Plan.

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) works on-the-ground with several partners to achieve stewardship goals.

CAL FIRE is utilizing the California Cooperative Forest Management Plan template which will satisfy multiple program requirements and allow a landowner to produce one plan that qualifies for a variety of state and federal cost-share funding.

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