Northeastern Area Association of State Foresters

Northeastern Area Association of State Foresters

Conserving Forests across the Northeast and Midwest

"Conservation is the application of common sense to the common problems for the common good.” - Gifford Pinchot

The Northeastern Area Association of State Foresters (NAASF) membership is comprised of the state forestry agencies from 20 New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwestern states plus the District of Columbia.

NAASF supports states in efforts to achieve joint forest management, conservation, and protection goals. Working closely with the Northeastern Area region of the USDA Forest Service and other partners, NAASF facilitates regional efforts related to forest health, invasive insects and pests, wildland firefighting, urban forestry, development of best practices for the protection of lands near rivers and lakes, and a variety of other areas.

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News & Announcements

Hidden in Plain Sight - AFF Report

NAASF is working with the American Forest Foundation (AFF) on a new initiative to protect key wildlife species on private forest lands across 13 Northeast states from Maine to Virginia.  As a major step forward, AFF recently released a report titled “Hidden in Plain Sight” that identifies three priority forest habitat types, key wildlife species, and recommendations for action. 

New Policy and Communications Director

Kristen Miler joined the NAASF staff as the new policy and communications director.  Kristen comes to NAASF from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources where she served as a Fire Program Staff Specialist and statewide Public Information Officer. She was born and raised in northeast Florida where she was exposed to all aspects of natural resources but primarily forestry and fire.  She holds a B.S. degree in forest recreation from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point and is finishing a master’s degree in forestry (wildland fire concentration) from Mississippi State University. 


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