USDA Deputy Secretary, Xochitl Torres Small, announced the awarded list of projects for the fiscal year 23 CWDG program.
Read a guest blog post on CWDG from the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians.

As wildfires rage across the west for another year, and the word “unprecedented” seems to lose its meaning, now is the time to pause and consider what the cost of all this is.

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

Read October news from our members and partners.  

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

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. 

CWSF recently added one pagers for each of our five issue areas. These one pagers are available in our publications library and are also accessible on each issue web page. 

Read July's legislative and policy updates from CWSF's Policy Director. 

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.

Read May highlights from our Executive Director Caitlyn Pollihan. 

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.