Current Issues

The National Association of State Foresters has released the FY 2013 Annual Report on Communities at Risk. 
 
The National Association of State Foresters continually surveys all states to determine progress in...
Appropriations

Our nation's forests play an important role in the health of our environment and our economy—providing clear air and water, wildlife habitat, recreational opportunities, renewable forest products, enhanced property values, and good-paying jobs....

Green Building

From both environmental and economic perspectives it is important that wood products, and particularly products derived from U.S. forests, play a substantial role in the U.S. green building movement.

The materials used in building...

Farm Bill

NASF is a founding member of the Forests in the Farm Bill Coalition, a diverse group of conservation, forest landowner, industry, academia, and community organizations. First forming in preparation for the 2008 Farm Bill, the coalition joined...

Urban Forests

The urban forest is the tree canopy cover above every neighborhood, town, and city in America. Trees of all shapes and sizes make up the “green infrastructure” of our communities, and provide environmental, social and economic solutions to more...

Water Quality

Forests play an important role in the health of our environment and our economy, including clean and abundant water resources, wildlife habitat, recreational opportunities, forest products, and jobs. As strong advocates for maintaining healthy...

Wildfire

State Foresters protect two-thirds of the nation's forests, with jurisdiction over and response to 75 percent of all wildfires. More people in fire-prone landscapes, high fuel loads, drought and unhealthy landscapes are among the factors that...