Mission: The Council of Western State Foresters promotes the conservation, protection, and sustainable management of forests for today and generations to come by leading collective action, fostering learning, facilitating resource sharing, providing credible expertise and information, carrying out outreach and advocacy, and engaging with partners.

Global Vision: Forests are well managed, conserved, and protected for today and for generations to come.

Organizational Vision: The Council of Western State Foresters is the leading voice and a trusted source of information and expertise on the most pressing issues facing forests in the western United States and Pacific Islands.