Conserving Forests across the Northeast and Midwest
The Northeast-Midwest State Foresters Alliance membership is comprised of the state forestry agencies from 20 New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwestern states plus the District of Columbia.
We support 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, NMSFA 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.
Forested watersheds across the Northeast and Midwest provide water for more than 76 million people (see pie chart). The health of a forest has a
Whether it’s hiking, hunting, snowmobiling, going for a fall leaf drive, or simply hanging out in a hammock, more than 95 percent of Americans enjoy
America is growing. Between 1980 and 1990, the Northeastern and Midwestern U.S. population increased by 2.8 million; the following decade, it grew by 7.7 million