The southern voice for sustainable American forests
Investment in State & Private ForestsLearn More
Learn how our members are implementing recent legislative investments.
Addressing Wildland Fire IssuesLearn More
We are addressing increased wildfire activity around the country and its impact on society.
Supporting Strong MarketsLearn More
Discover the importance of strong and diverse markets for forest sustainability
Southern Group of State Foresters
We are a non-profit organization representing southern state forestry agencies
Our 15 members within the southeastern United States, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands collectively provide leadership, coordination, expertise and resources to sustain the economic, environmental, health and societal benefits of southern forests.
We deliver regional support for existing and emerging issues related to sustainable forest management, forest health, water resources, urban and community forestry, forest product markets, wildfire protection and disaster response.
Wildfire in the South
In 2022, 56% of all wildfires reported in the nation occurred in the South. Wildfires here are inevitable – It’s not a question of if, but when. State forestry agencies and partners are coordinating across boundaries to develop resilient forests and communities – while protecting life, property and natural resources from the threat of wildfire.Learn