Sustainability

NASF, AFF Applaud Introduction of Empowering State Forestry to Improve Forest Health Act of 2017

Bipartisan Bill to Prioritize Forest Landscape-Scale Projects Across Both Private and Public Land

WASHINGTON—This week Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) and Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) introduced the Empowering State Forestry to Improve Forest Health Act of 2017. This bipartisan legislation would direct funding toward the highest priority projects, resulting in measurable improvements to non-federal private forests and nearby National Forest System lands. 

Financial Compensation Available for Colorado Landowners

Colorado landowners who want to protect environmentally valuable private forest areas that could be threatened by development or conversion to other non-forest uses have the opportunity to submit proposals to protect their forestlands.

The Colorado State Forest Service is now accepting Forest Legacy Program proposals from Colorado landowners. The program authorizes the CSFS or U.S. Forest Service to purchase permanent conservation easements on private forestlands to prevent those lands from being converted to non-forest uses.

State Forestry BMPs

State forestry agencies develop and implement forestry best management practices (BMPs) that are designed to protect water quality and maintain water quantity. State forestry BMP programs are highly diverse to reflect the wide range of forested landscapes and unique state characteristics found throughout the country.

Share Your Arbor Day Events

Arbor Day has always been one of those holidays loyally celebrated by some and yet completely unknown to others. It’s time to change that.

This year the National Association of State Foresters and the Arbor Day Foundation are asking you to submit information about your local Arbor Day celebration to be included on a cool interactive website that will raise awareness of the national holiday by showcasing a map of events across the United States encouraging residents to participate or just be “in the know.”

Indiana releases latest state forest inventory analysis

Indiana's state forest inventory analysis for 2015 has been released by the DNR Division of Forestry. The report contains data on overall tree diversity, growth and mortality. 

“The data indicate that a significant portion of the mature trees in the state forest are aging, succumbing to natural events and a combination of those factors,” said John Seifert, State Forester and director of the DNR Division of Forestry. 

Check Out Updated Tools and Resources for Women Landowners

Caring for your woods can be daunting. Where does one start? What programs exist to help you manage your land? Who do you contact?

In addition to your state forestry agency, the Women Owning Woodlands website at womenowningwoodlands.net offers numerous tools and resources for landowners and their families who want to sustainably manage their woods.