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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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Western State Forestry Job Openings

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

Latest News

Calfire director addresses wildfires wreaking havoc on California's natural resources

California state lawmakers are looking into how intense wildfires are damaging the state's natural resources.

"What some people don't realize is, our watersheds, which are in the forest that have been impacted by fire, are the major source of water resources for California," says Laura Friedman (D-Glendale).

Upcoming Events

CWSF Executive Committee Meeting

February 19, 2019