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Western forests must be actively managed to ensure ecological, economic, and social sustainability.

Addressing the complex issue of wildland fire requires effective and safe response, restoring and maintaining resilient landscapes, and creating fire-adapted communities.

Responsible management of Western forests positively impacts not only forest ecosystems, but people, communities, and economies.

Forests play a complex and important role in both mitigating and adapting to the wide-ranging effects of climate change.

Clean and abundant water in the West is the direct result of healthy, resilient forests.

The Council of Western State Foresters is the leading voice and a trusted source of information and expertise on the most pressing issues facing western and Pacific Island forests. Through collaboration, outreach and advocacy, CWSF works to conserve, protect, and enhance our forests for today and generations to come.

From the Blog

CWSF October 2020 Newsletter

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

Latest News

Wildfires tear through Colorado's beetle-bitten forests

Record-setting wildfires in Colorado are wreaking havoc on forests that have already been devastated by outbreaks of another kind: infestations of beetles that burrow beneath tree bark and eventually kill their hosts.

Upcoming Events

CWSF / WFLC Fall Meeting

November 17, 2020 to November 18, 2020