Western forests must be actively managed to ensure ecological, economic, and social sustainability.

Addressing the complex issue of wildland fire requires effective and safe response, restoring and maintaining resilient landscapes, and creating fire-adapted communities.

Responsible management of western forests positively impacts not only forest ecosystems, but people, communities, and economies.

Forests play a complex and important role in both mitigating and adapting to the wide-ranging effects of climate change.

Clean and abundant water in the West is the direct result of healthy, resilient forests.

The Council of Western State Foresters is the leading voice and a trusted source of information and expertise on the most pressing issues facing western and Pacific Island forests. Through collaboration, outreach and advocacy, CWSF works to conserve, protect, and enhance our forests for today and generations to come.

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Competitive Grants Manager

CWSF is currently accepting applications for a Competitive Grants Manager.

Latest News

Legislature approves name change for Division of Forestry

Facing no opposition from the Alaska Legislature, an Executive Order introduced by Governor Mike Dunleavy in January to change the name of the Alaska Division of Forestry to the Alaska Division of Forestry & Fire Protection was approved on Friday, March 18.

Upcoming Events

CWSF 2022 Fall Meeting

November 15, 2022 to November 17, 2022