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.

From the Blog

Western State Forestry Job Openings

Looking for an opportunity in forestry? Check out which western state forestry agencies and partners are hiring! 

Latest News

Cal Mukumoto picked as Oregon's next state forester

Cal Mukumoto, a longtime forester and businessman from Coos Bay and a 2020 Democratic candidate for the Oregon legislature, was picked as Oregon's next state forester at a special meeting Friday. 

Upcoming Events

CWSF Executive Committee Meeting

December 14, 2021