We provide leadership in sustaining the economic, environmental and social benefits of the South's forests, and work to identify and address existing and emerging issues and challenges that are important to southern forests and citizens.
We use extensive research, in-depth analysis, and cutting-edge technology to develop systems to assess and analyze forest resources, such as Southern Wildfire Risk Assessment and Southern Forest Land Assessment. These proactive tools enable users - whether they are landowners, legislators or community decision makers - to make more informed decisions.
Texas Forester Receives the Southern Region Forest Stewardship Award
Texas A&M Forest Service’s John Hawkins received the 2020 Forest Stewardship Program Field Forester Award from the USDA Forest Service in Birmingham, Alabama June 8, 2021. [...Read More]
NEW BLOG: Five Ways to Prepare Your Urban Forest for Hurricane Season
The Atlantic Hurricane Season starts June 1 and runs through November 30 and this year the National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center projects a 60% chance for an “above-normal” hurricane season and 13-20 named storms expected. Here are five things communities can do right now for their urban forests to prepare for the upcoming hurricane season. [... Read More]
National Prescribed Fire Act of 2021
The National Association of State Foresters has offered its full support for the National Prescribed Fire Act of 2021. [... Read More]