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Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 9:57am
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 5:58pm
NOTE: WE WILL BEGIN ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS ON SEPTEMBER 22, 2014   The National Association of State Foresters (NASF), the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) are pleased to announce the launch the 2015 Wildfire Mitigation Awards.   Established in 2015, in response to an overwhelming number of great wildfire mitigation program efforts, the Wildfire Mitigation Awards are the highest national honor one can receive for...
Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 4:14pm
The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) welcomes today’s letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel submitted by a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators urging the Department of Defense (DoD) to completely resolve the federal excess property impasse.   The Senate letter emphasized the importance of federal excess property to state foresters and our partners in responding to wildfire and protecting life and property in communities across the nation. 
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...
Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 9:09am
With the NASF Annual Meeting in Minnesota three months away, it's time to submit your nominations for the 2014 NASF Awards. We encourage you to send nominations for individuals who have made a significant impact on state and private forestry at the national level. The award designations honor former state foresters who were leaders in each respective award area. On behalf of NASF President Chris Maisch and the Awards Committee, I urge you to take the time to nominate individuals who have gone...
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 4:25pm
NASF and the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture request the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers extend the comment period for the agencies’ Proposed Rule Defining “Waters of the United States” ("WOTUS") Under the Clean Water Act (CWA), which was published on April 21, 2014. We urged the agencies to extend the comment period for at least an additional 90 days or 90 days after EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) finalizes its report on the “...
Friday, May 16, 2014 - 1:40am
Are you an aspiring conservation photographer? The NASF Foundation is accepting applications for our 2014 Photography Fellowship now through Friday, May 30th.   This year's fellowship theme is "Working Forests Work" and the selected photographer will travel to five states in two months to document state foresters working on the ground with landowners and wildlife; sustainably grown wood products; outdoor recreation such as hunting; and clean air and water that comes from forests.  ...
Friday, April 11, 2014 - 11:56am
Written Public Testimony of Jim Karels, Florida State Forester and Vice President of the National Association of State Foresters On Behalf of the National Association of State Foresters Submitted to the House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies on April 3, 2014.
Friday, March 14, 2014 - 10:51am
Attached is the agreement between the National Association of State Foresters and the Arbor Day Foundation regarding management of Tree City USA programming.