CWSF is seeking to identify a contractor to develop a marketing plan and design digital assets focused on educating homeowners and landowners on the need to reduce human-caused wildfires.

The Council of Western State Foresters (CWSF) is seeking proposals from qualified contractors to complete the second iteration of the Western Forestry Leadership Coalition’s True Cost of Wildfire report that will include a full accounting of costs associated with wildfire in the West.

The Council of Western State Foresters (CWSF) is seeking proposals from qualified parties to complete an international wood energy market analysis. With a clearly defined, positive relationship between forest utilization, forest health, rural communities, wildfire mitigation, and forest-based economies, the analysis will provide CWSF with a picture of current opportunities presented by international wood energy markets; and provide a technical review of technology and infrastructure domestically available to support engagement in these markets. 

Read February highlight's from CWSF's Executive Director.

Read November highlight's from CWSF's Executive Director.

Read October news from our members and partners.  

CWSF was recently featured in the Summer 2016 edition of the National Woodland Owners Association Magazine.

Read July highlight's from CWSF's Executive Director. 

The latest CWSF Legislative and Policy Update was published in late April 2016 and provides information on issues of importance to our members. Please note that the update highlights only a selection of the issues the CWSF is monitoring.

Read May highlights from our Executive Director Caitlyn Pollihan. 

The Council of Western State Foresters (CWSF) is seeking proposals from qualified parties to analyze and synthesize the work that the Western states and Pacific islands are currently undertaking on issues related to the changing climate. The end result of this project will be a report that the CWSF members can use to find out about other states’ work on this important issue and that the CWSF staff can use to inform policy and programmatic work. 

CWSF partners with our regional state forestry association colleagues – the Northeastern Area Association of State Foresters (NAASF) and the Southern Group of State Foresters (SGSF) – as well as the National Association of State Foresters (NASF) on priority policy and legislative items of common interest to state foresters nationwide. 

The second quarter of the year has just begun, but CWSF has already held a number of productive meetings with different groups of Western forestry stakeholders.