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


Happy New Year to our forestry community.

Learn more here about careers in forestry.

Western forests cover approximately 365 million acres and account for 49% of the nation’s total forested land. This massive area is managed by a diverse set of stakeholders, including state, private, and federal owners. To effectively manage the land first requires the identification of shared priorities.

Read January's legislative and policy update.

The December 2020 edition of the CWSF e-newsletter is now available.

The November 2020 edition of the CWSF e-newsletter is now available.

Take a look at what's happening in western forestry with news from our member state agencies.

Read November's legislative and policy update.

While forest products had a brief moment in the sun earlier in the pandemic, back when toilet paper was flying from supermarket shelves across the country in preparation for lockdowns, it is all too often unclear to the general public what forest products actually are and what role they play in meeting the nation’s economic, environmental, and energy needs.

Read October's legislative and policy update.

The October 2020 edition of the CWSF e-newsletter is now available.

Take a look at what's happening in western forestry with news from our member state agencies.

This month, we are pleased to feature Christine Camacho Fejeran, Forestry Division Chief, Forestry and Soil Resources Division, Guam Department of Agriculture.

There are few times in the memories of those living where hope has been more greatly needed. As we near this year’s close, I find myself seeking out the bright spots - those things promising better times to come.

The September 2020 edition of the CWSF e-newsletter is now available.