Western Voice

Joel Prince courtesy National Association of State Foresters

Western Voice

CWSF’s Western Voice blog helps you stay current on all the most important information related to forestry issues in the West.

We invite you to meet David Smith, CWSF Member and Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources’ Division of Forestry and Wildlife Administrator.

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

The National Association of State Foresters’ (NASF) Foundation sponsors  photography fellowships to help tell compelling visual stories about state and private forestry in the United States. Grace Mirzeler, CWSF Member Services Associate, is participating in this fellowship and had the opportunity to participate in two photo trips on behalf of NASF and recently concluded her participation in the photography fellowship with a photo trip to Salida, CO.

Yesterday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its decision that no additional regulations are needed to address stormwater discharges from forest roads under the Clean Water Act (CWA). 

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 June 2016 edition of the CWSF e-newsletter is now available.

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

We invite you to meet Larry Kotchman, CWSF Member and North Dakota State Forester.

Read June highlights from our Executive Director Caitlyn Pollihan.