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

Layoffs in state government; WV Division of Forestry cutting 37 jobs


The West Virginia Division of Forestry plans to layoff 37 workers, one-third of its workforce, at the end of the fiscal year due to a $1.7 million funding cut in the new state budget.

Jamie Weaver Recognized as Cooperative Forest Management Forester of the Year


The Northeastern Area Association of State Foresters has named Jamie Weaver of MD Cooperative Forest Management Forester of the Year for 2016. Mr. Weaver received the award in recognition of his dedication and contributions to sustainable forest management, the forestry profession, and his community.

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