The NASF Foundation photography fellow Leslie Robertson is headed to the forests of Minnesota on July 14.
Robertson will document working forests of Minnesota, including economic benefits from recreation in state forests, public benefits such as clean air and water from St. Paul's urban forests, as well as the professionals that work for the Department of Natural Resources.
The recent decision by the Department of Defense (DoD) to halt further transfer of excess trucks, generators, pumps, and engine parts will cost states and local fire departments the opportunity to utilize excess equipment to protect lives and property from wildfire.
There are two major federal excess property programs for state foresters:
NASF President and Alaska State Forester Chris Maisch was in Rome this week to participate in the Committee on Forestry, referred to as COFO 22.
The biennial sessions of COFO bring together heads of international forest services and other senior government officials to identify emerging policy and technical issues, to seek solutions and to advise the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and others on appropriate action.
With support from the NASF Foundation, NASF has selected Leslie Robertson of Illinois as its 2014 Photography Fellow.
The outstanding photographer was selected from our strongest pool of candidates yet and will document the theme Working Forests Work throughout California, Florida, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Minnesota.
This is the third year that Foundation has supported the fellowship, an opportunity to help tell the story of America’s working forests through the professionals who work in them.
A new website has been unveiled to help homeowners and communities determine their risk for a wildfire in their area. The Southern Wildfire Risk Assessment Portal, known as SouthWRAP, allows users to identify wildfire threats based on landscape characteristics, historical fire occurrence, weather conditions and terrain. The site also routes users to resources that can help them implement practices to address the threats identified and reduce their risk.
Are you an aspiring conservation photographer? The NASF Foundation is accepting applications for our 2014 Photography Fellowship now through Friday, May 30. This year's fellowship theme is "Working Forests Work" and the selected photographer will travel to five states in two months to document state foresters working on the ground with landowners and wildlife; sustainably grown wood products; outdoor recreation such as hunting; and clean air and water that comes from forests.
On May 1, Amanda Cooke joined NASF as the new communications director. She looks forward to helping develop stronger relationships with our partners, working with members of the media to increase coverage of policy priorities, and marketing NASF’s educational materials. Her role will also include work with NASF’s print and digital marketing tools including the website. Amanda spends time in the woods with her family as often as possible, especially on their 40 acres in the Unorganized Territory of Maine.
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