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Additional Resources

The national organizations listed below can provide assistance with your Backyard Woods. Many also provide links to local sources within your state. Their knowledge and expertise can maximize the benefits of the trees on your acreage.

National Association of Conservation Districts
Non-governmental, nonprofit organization that represents nearly 3,000 conservation districts across the nation. Conservation districts -- almost one in every county -- are helping people to conserve land, water, forests, wildlife, and related natural resources.

National Association of State Foresters
This non-profit organization represents State Forestry agencies who provide management assistance and protection services for over two-thirds of the nation's forests. To view a list of the State Foresters by state, visit this site.

American Forest Foundation: American Tree Farm System
Promoting the growing of renewable forest resources on private lands while protecting environmental benefits and increasing public understanding of all benefits of productive forestry.

National Woodland Owners Association
The National Woodland Owners Association is a nationwide organization made up of non-industrial private woodland owners. The Association’s web site lists state affiliates.

American Forests
Provides information on urban and community forestry programs as well as community-based forest resources.

National Wildlife Federation's Backyard Habitat Program
National Wildlife Federation can help you create a thriving habitat for wildlife and certify it as an official Backyard Wildlife Habitat site!

Firewise Communities provide educational information for people who live or vacation in fire-prone areas of the United States. Firewise educates people about the challenges of living with wildland fire.

Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service
This section of the CSREES will help you find your nearest Cooperative Extension Office. The Cooperative Extension System is a nationwide educational network. Each U.S. state and territory has a state office at its land-grant university and a network of local or regional offices. These offices are staffed by one or more experts who provide useful, practical, and research-based information on agricultural, woodlots, small business, and many other topics.

International Society of Arboriculture assists tree care professionals in developing and maintaining effective plant health care programs. This web site provides a list of certified arborists in your area.

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service works in partnership with the American people to conserve and sustain natural resources.

USDI Fish & Wildlife Service works with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.

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