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

Forester of the Year

The Northeastern Area Association of State Foresters has named Scott Daniels Cooperative Forest Management Forester of the Year. Mr. Daniels received the award in recognition of his dedication and contributions to sustainable forest management, the forestry profession, and his community. Nominees for this award, given annually, compete in a rigorous and highly competitive award review process, with the best and finest professionals being selected as recipients.

 

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. 

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