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NASF Presents Senator Steve Daines with Bernard L. Orell Award

Senator Honored by State Foresters for Forest Policy Leadership

WASHINGTON—The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) today presented Senator Steve Daines of Montana with the 2017 Bernard L. Orell Award. 

The award is presented periodically to a member of Congress who has made a significant contribution to state and private forestry.  More than 60 percent of forests in the United States are private and state owned forests and nearly 90 percent of the nation’s wood supply comes from these forestlands.

Agriculture Secretary Perdue Names New Forest Service Chief

WASHINGTON (August 21, 2017)—Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has named Tony Tooke the next Chief of the USDA Forest Service. The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) congratulates Chief Tooke on his appointment and gives thanks to outgoing Chief Thomas Tidwell for his leadership and service. Chief Tidwell announced his retirement on August 18 and will retire September 1.

State Foresters Respond to President’s FY18 Budget Recommendations

WASHINGTON (May 23, 2017)—The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) reacted with disappointment today to President Donald Trump’s fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget recommendations. The proposed budget includes significant cuts in forestry programs, including a recommended 50 percent reduction of USDA Forest Service State and Private Forestry program funding.

Bill Crapser, Wyoming State Forester and president of the National Association of State Foresters, said today:

State Forestry and National Wild Turkey Federation: Partnership Guide

The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) and NASF support active forest management for the benefit of the nation’s forests and wildlife. Through its signed memorandum of understanding, this partnership promotes well-managed forests that provide wildlife habitat, clean water and recreational access. This partnership guide offers examples of ways state forestry agencies and NWTF field staff have worked together to advance healthy forests and wildlife habitat across the country.

NASF Statement on Trump Administration

State Forestry Agencies Poised to Support the New Administration and Protect America’s Trees and Forests

WASHINGTON (November 9, 2016)—With the news that Donald J. Trump has been elected the next president of the United States, the National Association of State Foresters (NASF) issues the following statement.

“State Foresters and their partners look forward to working closely with the Trump Administration during his transition into office as the 45th president of the United States,” said NASF President and Wyoming State Forester Bill Crapser.

NASF's Commitment to Inclusiveness and Diversity

The National Association of State Foresters is a non-profit forestry association composed of the directors of the state forestry agencies from 50 states, eight territories and the District of Columbia. State Foresters work to conserve, protect and enhance America's trees and forests.

NASF members and staff are an association of forestry leaders and are committed to inclusiveness, diversity and respect. Our members, who serve the public's best interest, believe in integrity, professionalism and responsive service to all individuals and communities.