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.

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. 

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. 

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