Director of Policy

Neil Simpson joined the Council of Western State Foresters (CWSF) and the Western Forestry Leadership Coalition (WFLC) in July 2023.

Neil previously worked in several roles for the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation. Most recently, Neil served as the Good Neighbor Program Manager, where he worked to increase the pace and scale of active forest management on federal lands. Before that, he worked as a Service Forester and State Trust Lands Forester. In these roles, Neil assisted private landowners in meeting their objectives and managed State Trust Lands for the benefit of current and future generations.