Northeast-Midwest State Foresters Alliance

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 Northeast-Midwest State Foresters Alliance membership is comprised of the state forestry agencies from 20 New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwestern states plus the District of Columbia.

We support 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, NMSFA 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

Urban Forest Strike Team - Ohio

On May 27, 2019 Ohio experienced a record tornado outbreak that resulted in one confirmed death, destroyed homes and property, and substantial damage to the urban forest across many communities. Several of the large tornados, including an EF3 and EF4 impacted the City of Dayton, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, and the City of Beavercreek.  

Largest Collaborative Agreement for Forest Management in the Country Signed

Milwaukee (July 16, 2020) – On July 15, the Northeast-Midwest State Foresters Alliance (NMSFA) and the USDA Forest Service signed an Agreement for Shared Stewardship during a virtual signing ceremony. This formal agreement further strengthens the longstanding partnership and commitment to using an all-lands approach for forest management across the Northeast and Midwest United States.
 

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