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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.

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Western State Forestry Job Openings

Looking for an opportunity in forestry? Check out which Western state forestry agencies are hiring! 

Latest News

Ecologists, environmentalists disagree on what to do with California’s 102 million dead trees

Earlier this month, California learned it’s in the midst of an unprecedented, drought-fueled die-off of trees.

Upcoming Events

National Association of State Foresters' Meeting

December 5, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Washington, DC