Arkansas State Forester Joe Fox has been elected to serve as the president of a national forester association.
Fox has been named the president for the National Association of State Foresters (NASF). The association, established in 1920, is a nonprofit that is composed of forestry directors in the United States, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia. NASF advocates for legislation and policies that promote the health and conservation of forests.
He has served as in the Arkansas Department of Agriculture’s Forestry Division since 2012 and previously served as the director of conservation forestry for the Nature Conservancy’s Arkansas field office.
In addition, Fox has served as the president of the Arkansas Forestry Association and chairman of the Arkansas Forestry Commission
“I am honored to represent State Foresters and Arkansas as President of NASF,” Fox said in a statement. “Wise forest management and safe wildland fire operations are central to our collective work and dependent on our collective capacity. My greatest hope for this year is that we are able to build greater collaboration and communication within the forestry community. Together we can achieve so much more for our forested landscapes.”
Before being named president, Fox was the vice president for NASF and was the chairman for its Forest Resource Management Committee.