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National Forestry Day

On 20 March 2018 Nicole Jacobsen (WDNR) and Bart Lawrence (NRCS) shared an idea to create a National Forestry Day.

On 25 May 2018 our NWFSC team submitted a proposal to register 30 March 2019 as the first U.S. National Forestry Day.

Justification submitted for the nomination of March 30th as a U.S. National Forestry Day:

  • “The first National Forest was established as the Yellowstone Park Timber and Land Reserve on March 30, 1891, then in the Department of the Interior.”  Source: USFS forest history factoids

  • International Forestry Day is on March 21.  

  • There is a US #NationalAGDay. On this day the nation pauses to celebrate the many farmers and ranchers working hard to grow the food, fuel and fiber that sustain each and every one of us.

  • NOTE: ARBOR DAY is about urban trees and settings. Arbor Day is celebrated on different dates across the 50 States and US Territories.

  • We of the NW Forest Soils Council feel strongly that the nation should have a #NationalForestryDay. 

  • We propose 30 March, beginning in 2019, to hence forth be designated as National Forestry Day in the United States of America. 

Next Steps:

Factsheet

Nicole is working on drafting a factsheet.

It will live here when done.

Letter of Support

Need to draft a short and sweet letter of support

to be inserted on other organizations' letterhead
or into "Contact Us" forms and email text.

Distribute Info to Relevant Organizations

  • US Congressional Reps

  • US Federal Agency Leadership​

  • Relevant State Agencies​ (eventually link to separate page)

  • ​Relevant NGOs​ (eventually link to separate page)

Social Media Campaign

Plan and implement a National Forestry Day social media campaign.

  • Suggested Hash Tags:

    • #NationalForestryDay2019

    • #30March2019-NationalForestryDay

    • #YES!-NationalForestryDay

  • Promote with current/new NWFSC FB and Twitter friends and feeds to build interest and support

Media Event

Plan and schedule a future media event.  Possibly at upcoming conferences:

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Other Info:

WDNR Forest Resources

"DNR's Working Forests are the Natural Legacy of Washington State" ~ Commissioner Hilary Franz

Specifically, check out:

The latest issue of The Learning Forest;

Info about Habitat Conservation on
State Trust Lands;

and Growing State Forests through Silviculture and at the Nursery

LINK

UW Center for the Study of the
Pacific Northwest
Seeing the Forest for the Trees: Placing Washington's Forests in Historical Context

LINK

The Solutions Journal
Forestry Balances Profit and Conservation in the Pacific Northwest

LINK

2012 USFS Speech

State of Forests and Forestry in the
United States

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