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.

The National Association of State Foresters’ (NASF) Foundation sponsors a photography fellowship to help tell compelling visual stories about state and private forestry in the United States. With this being a signature program of NASF, fellowships were formed in Colorado, Georgia, and Wisconsin for 2016. This year, NASF and the Council of Western State Foresters (CWSF) partnered to shoot the forests of Colorado. I had the privilege of capturing images for multiple events within Colorado while interacting with State Foresters from across the nation.

Henry Capelle is the new acting state forester for the Republic of Marshall Islands, replacing Karness Kusto.

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture announced that the emerald ash borer (EAB) was found in southeast Omaha. This is the first confirmation of the insect in Nebraska. Learn more in a press release from the Nebraska Forest Service. On June 17, Nebraska Department of Agriculture announced a second discovery of the emerald ash borer in Greenwood, NE. 

The May 2016 edition of the CWSF e-newsletter is now available.  View the newsletter here

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Read May highlights from our Executive Director Caitlyn Pollihan. 

CWSF Legislative and Policy Update

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.

Collaborative Restoration Workshop

The 2017 Western Landscape Scale Restoration Competitive Grant program is now open. 

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. 

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. 

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