Check out our latest policy update from Neil Simpson, CWSF/WFLC Director of Policy.
Check out our latest policy update from Neil Simpson, CWSF/WFLC Director of Policy.
Check out our latest policy update from Neil Simpson, CWSF/WFLC Director of Policy.
Check out our latest policy update from Neil Simpson, CWSF/WFLC Director of Policy.
Check out our latest policy update from Neil Simpson, CWSF/WFLC Director of Policy, which details the latest on fiscal year (FY) 2024 appropriations and previews the uptick in forestry and wildfire issues in Washington, D.C., including flexible funding for Forest Action Plans, hazardous fuels funding, reforestation, and the Good Neighbor Authority.
This month’s policy update highlights a new Memorandum of Understanding between the Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Department of the Interior, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, recent policy resolutions passed by the Western Governors' Association, and the latest information on fiscal year (FY) 2024 Appropriations.
This month’s policy update highlights ON FIRE: The Report of the Wildland Fire Mitigation and Management Commission, the newly released Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for Wood Innovations, Community Wood, and Wood Products Infrastructure Assistance Grants, and updates from Washington D.C.
This month’s policy update includes information on three resolutions passed at the National Association of State Foresters (NASF) Annual Meeting, Good Neighbor Authority, the Farm Bill, the Treating Tribes and Counties as Good Neighbors Act, and the possibility of a government shutdown.
This month’s policy update highlights the fiscal year (FY) 2024 appropriations, the Farm Bill, efforts to increase federal wildland firefighters' pay, and a new Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for temporary bridges.

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With a 310-107 vote on Wednesday, the United States House of Representatives passed landmark legislation in the form of the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA).

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Congress returned early this month from recess and is in session for a few short weeks before recessing again in October. Discussions have picked back up on several issues of interest to CWSF members including fiscal year 2017 spending, energy legislation, wildfire funding and forest management.

Both the House and Senate remain in recess until early September. This policy update includes a summary of several bills - introduced earlier this summer - that may be of interest to CWSF members. 

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Yesterday, Chief Ken Pimlott, California State Forester and Director of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), and member of the Council of Western State Foresters (CWSF) and the National Association of State Foresters (NASF), testified at the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources hearing in Washington D.C. 

The following blog post features CWSF's legislative and policy updates from June 2016. 

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.

The April 2016 edition of the CWSF Policy and Legislative update is now available in our publication library. This update provides information on issues of importance to the CWSF. 

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.