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


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.

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 September's legislative and policy update.

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

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

On August 4, the president signed into law the largest conservation legislation in a generation, the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA).

Read August's legislative and policy update.