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...

US Capitol Building

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...

Family forest owners on his land

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 and community forestry

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 benefits to all...

Forests filter our water

It is estimated that more than 50 percent of the nation’s drinking water originates from forested landscapes.  The health, well-being and management of forests have profound effects on water quality and quantity.  As a result state forestry...

Firefighter stands in front of smoke

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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