For more than 50 years, the Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry (NA S&PF) has delivered Forest Service State and Private Forestry work across 20 states and the District of Columbia. Communities, working woodlands, and family landowners concern us and our partners, the State forestry agencies. Our forestry and natural resources professionals work with peers in each State to deliver expert knowledge and grants that ensure neighborhoods have trees, watersheds stay protected, and traditions of working landscapes last for generations.
Mission: NA S&PF collaborates with States, other Federal agencies, tribes, landowners, and other partners to protect, conserve, and manage forests and community trees across the 20 Northeastern and Midwestern States and the District of Columbia. We provide leadership, technical support, sound science, and financial assistance, to help ensure that our forests and trees continue to provide clean water, forest products, wildlife habitat, recreation, and other benefits for present and future generations.
Vision: NA S&PF is a conservation leader that supports forest sustainability, providing the best for both people and the environment now and into the future. We are collaborative, focused, adaptive, and quick to identify and address emerging issues.
The Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2013-2018 identifies the most important forest-related challenges and opportunities we face and sets priorities to guide us as we work with others towards our vision for forests in the 21st century.
Motto: We work with a diverse group of partners to protect, conserve, and manage forests, community trees, and related resources.