Current Issues

Federal forestland

The current level of active management on federal forestlands fails to address increasing forest health and economic issues. The present policy leaves federal agencies unable to implement management activities outlined in their approved forest...

NASF supports the suite of USDA Forest Service State & Private Forestry (S&PF) programs which help bolster America’s economy and environment. S&PF programs leverage state and private investments to protect the nearly 500 million acres...

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...

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...

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...

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...

It's always wildfire season somewhere in the United States.

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...

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