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

NAASF and Forest Service to Co-host a Federal Grants Workshop in March 2016


From March 8 - 10, 2016, NAASF and the U.S. Forest Service will co-host a 3-day federal grants workshop in Burlington, VT. The workshop will focus on the new Omni Circular and compliance with federal audits, and will be broad in scope to target both state grant managers and program managers.  Forest Service staff from the Financial Compliance Oversight Branch in Albuquerque will be the main presenters. 

The Forest-loving Farm Bill at 25

Editorial by Michigan State Forester Bill O'Neill.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the 1990 Farm Bill, which, for the first time, focused on fostering collaboration around issues related to forests, water and people. It built the framework that supports today’s partnerships among woodland owners, nonprofits, and federal, state and local governments. The Forestry Title introduced in the 1990 Farm Bill named the resulting new programs “Cooperative Forestry.”

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