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State Foresters Visit Capitol Hill to Advance Forestry Priorities

By Ryan Martini
 
This week, members of the National Association of State Foresters and regional state forestry associations met with their members of Congress in Washington, DC to discuss priority forestry issues. During more than 30 meetings, State Foresters spoke with Congressional leaders and their staff about priority programs that help conserve, protect and enhance America’s forests.
 

Letter to Secretary Designee, Sonny Perdue

Congratulations to Sonny Purdue and to the President Trump Administration. The nation’s fifty-nine State and Territorial Foresters that comprise the National Association of State Foresters are poised to work with you in using America’s forested green infrastructure to help make America great! Active management is the key to healthy forests and healthy communities. Collectively our State Forest Action Plans, that represent the first-ever comprehensive assessment of America’s forest resources, are the plans for our future forests and the key to focusing our active management efforts.

Partnership Announces 2017 Wildfire Mitigation Awardees

Individuals, Organizations Honored for Exemplary Commitment to Community Wildland Fire Protection

WASHINGTON—The Wildfire Mitigation Awards committee has announced the 2017 Wildfire Mitigation Award winners. Established in 2014, the awards are the highest commendation for innovation and leadership displayed by individuals and organizations committed to wildfire mitigation.

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.