Now accepting nominations for 2023 Wildfire Mitigation Awards
The Wildfire Mitigation Awards Committee is pleased to invite nominations for the 2023 Wildfire Mitigation Awards. Established in 2014, the national Wildfire Mitigation Awards program recognizes the program’s outstanding work and significant impact on fire preparedness and mitigation. By honoring the achievements of the winners, the program sponsors seek to increase public recognition and awareness […]
What we can learn from California’s Dixie and Northern Complex Fires
By Eli Lewis Last month I had the opportunity to join the USDA Forest Service’s Fire Risk Reduction Infrastructure Team (WRRIT) in Northern California. The Forest Service led us on tours of Pluma National Forest and Tahoe National Forest, highlighting the impacts of the 2021 Dixie Fire (which burned nearly 1 million acres) and the […]
Intern Grant Peterson says farewell to NASF after productive summer
By Grant Peterson If you read my introductory blog post, you may remember that I am a dendrology nut. While I credit my dendrology class for sparking my interest in trees, I admit that while in class, I had no real interest in forestry. During almost every dendrology lab I would think, “These are cool […]
Nominations period for the 2023 Smokey Bear Awards opens
The Cooperative Forest Fire Prevention Committee is pleased to announce the opening of the nomination period for the 2023 Smokey Bear Awards. In the world of fire prevention, there is no greater honor than receiving a Smokey Bear Award. These special awards are reserved for people or organizations that provide outstanding service with significant and […]
Help us welcome Emilie Austin to the NASF team!
NASF’s newest team member will lead the association’s social media and awards programs and help manage the Smokey Bear wildfire prevention campaign. Today is Emilie Austin’s official one week anniversary with the State Foresters! In her new role, Emilie administers NASF’s three awards programs, supports NASF’s communications through four major social media channels, and represents […]
Smokey Bear’s birthday is fast approaching! Who’s up for a history lesson?
By Grant Peterson America’s favorite black bear turns 78 on Tuesday, August 9. There is a deep connection between the American people and Smokey Bear. Maybe it’s because Smokey’s “Only YOU” fire prevention slogan sticks in the brain like tree sap… or shall we say, “sticks like honey?” All games aside, it takes a lot […]
Eli Lewis joins NASF’s Washington Office team
Please join us in welcoming the newest addition to the NASF team, Policy Coordinator Eli Lewis! Eli’s main responsibility in his new role will be to help the association reinforce the value of state and private forests on Capitol Hill and throughout the Capital Strip. Eli is eager to support NASF Policy Director Robyn Whitney […]
Government collaboration in Arkansas delivers for the state’s family forest landowners
By James Wright The latest installment in the NASF Exhibition of Successful State Forest Partnerships highlights the work of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the Arkansas Department of Agriculture, and the USDA Forest Service (USFS). Given that private non-industrial forest owners (NIPFs) own 12.5 million of Arkansas’s 19 million acres of forest land, […]
Forest product markets offer woodland owners flexible options for turning a profit
Nga Grant Peterson | Ky blog është një postim i ndërthurur dhe do të shfaqet në edicionin e verës 2022 të Revistës National Woodlands. Nuk është sekret që pyjet kanë një kapacitet të jashtëzakonshëm për të ruajtur karbonin. Por si mund ta shfrytëzojmë këtë kapacitet në mënyra praktike? Dhe a mund ta bëjmë atë në […]
How can we keep community forests thriving? Invest in state U&CF programs.
By Keith Wood It is estimated that 138 million acres of trees make up community forests in cities and towns across the United States. These trees offer direct benefits to more than 220 million people – or 83% of the US population. Urban forests make up 39% of the country’s tree cover and provide critical […]