Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 4:28pm
The 2015 NASF Annual report highlights the theme Adapting to Change, which is as relevant in the natural world as it is in the worlds of agencies and associations. Like forests, the policy, communications and partnership environments in which NASF operates are dynamic ecosystems. Issues and the people behind them are constantly changing.
In this year's report you will see this theme illustrated by our NASF Foundation photography fellows. You will see our work on important priorities such as the...
Monday, August 17, 2015 - 4:49pm
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 10:20am
Dear Chairman McClintock and Ranking Member Tsongas:
The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) writes to commend you for your work to identify and address the barriers to increasing the pace and scale of active forest management on National Forest System (NFS) lands managed by the USDA Forest Service (USFS). NASF is comprised of the heads of the state forestry agencies in all fifty states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. territories. State Foresters directly manage more than 63...
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 10:15am
Dear Secretary Vilsack:
The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) writes to thank you for your efforts to implement the 2014 Farm Bill. We hope you will continue to aggressively implement these authorities and explore new and better ways to accomplish more work on the ground. State foresters deliver technical and financial assistance to private forests – which account for roughly two-thirds of the nation’s forests – and have a long history of working with federal partners to...
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 12:54pm
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 9:39am
Every two years the National Association of State Foresters conducts a survey of its 59 State Forester members. The survey aims to capture key information about the non-federal forestlands in the United States and the role of State Foresters in enhancing their value, representing public interests, and protecting these lands from fire, disease, fragmentation and other resource threats.
The survey includes information about forestry programs, agency budgets, and funding support pertinent to each...
Friday, September 19, 2014 - 12:04pm
The National Association of State Foresters’ (NASF) FY 2013-2014 annual report is more than just an update on association accomplishments. It is a testament to what engaged State Foresters, hard-working staff, and supportive partners did to help keep America’s working forests working.
NASF is a leader in defining working forests along the full continuum from urban to rural lands. Whether people live near a single tree or deep in the woods, the work of State Foresters benefits all Americans....
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 9:01am
Dear Chief Tidwell:
The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) appreciates the opportunity to provide comment on the Proposed Directives for National Best Management Practices for Water Quality Protection on National Forest System Lands (79 Fed. Reg. 25824) promulgated by the USDA Forest Service (Forest Service).
NASF represents the directors of state forestry agencies from all 50 states, eight U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia. State forestry agencies have primary...
Friday, October 4, 2013 - 3:25pm
A summary of the policy position resolutions approved by the NASF members at the 2013 NASF Annual Meeting in Hot Springs, Virginia.
Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 12:56pm
The Federal Forests Resolution was approved at the 2013 NASF Annual Meeting.
NASF members know that federal forests face forest health problems (insects, disease, wildfire, invasive species) of staggering magnitude. The agencies charged with managing these forests also face serious challenges from cumbersome regulations, declining budgets coupled with high administrative costs and increasing fire suppression expenses, and the departure of employees with institutional knowledge and skills to...