CWSF Newsletter
Organizational Highlights
New WFLC Resource: Shared Stewardship
The Western Forestry Leadership Coalition (WFLC) is excited to announce a new shared stewardship webpage on the WFLC website. This web resource showcases an in-depth look at how shared stewardship is taking shape in various western states. Montana and Utah are the first featured examples. 

When exploring the webpage, readers will learn details about the individual state’s shared stewardship agreement or leaders intent document; highlights during development of the agreement; activities in progress or planned in response; data information; partner engagement; and helpful tips for WFLC members to consider. 

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Healthy Trees, Healthy Lives - Nebraska Feature

In coordination with the Western Urban & Community Forestry (WUCF) Network, guest posts are featured on the WFLC website that highlight stories tying together human and tree health. The posts are provided by members of the WUCF network and are shared on social media with the hashtag #HealthyTreesHealthyLives.

The Community Forest is a video produced by the Nebraska Forest Service and available on the WFLC website. Watch Nebraska’s video and learn more about how trees support healthy communities!

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Save the Date: CWSF / WFLC Spring Meeting

The 2020 Council of Western State Foresters (CWSF) / WFLC Spring Meeting will be held virtually May 12 - 13. For more information, please see the event page .

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Member Update

USDA Forest Service Intermountain Region: Nora Rasure will retire as Regional Forester on April 30. Frank Beum will serve as Acting Regional Forester following her retirement.
Meet a Forester
This month we are pleased to feature Idaho State Forester, Craig Foss.

We invite you to meet Craig !
Policy Update
Congress passed the third coronavirus stimulus package, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, containing $339.855 billion in emergency supplemental appropriations. The Wildfire and Community Health Response Act was introduced and would require the USDA Forest Service (Forest Service) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to provide information to support firefighters and emergency response teams and address issues of wildfire impacts on vulnerable populations in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. State and federal agencies are coordinating plans to address related challenges of firefighter training and incident safety protocols. 
News and Notes from Our Members and Partners
Urban Agroforestry RFP
The USDA Forest Service requests proposals to substantially expand and accelerate the the availability of evidence-based information to support community decisions on the adoption and design of urban agriculture that includes agroforestry practices. Proposals are due June 1. Please visit the website for more information.
Job Blog
Find your next position in western forestry on our job blog !

If you would like to submit a job to be listed, please send Kelsey Cruickshank a web link to the job announcement.
2020 Event Calendar
Please click the button below to find the 2020 calendar for events hosted by CWSF / WFLC and partner organizations.

If you have an event that you would like added to this calendar, please send the date and location to Kelsey Cruickshank .
What's Happening in Western Forestry?
Each month, we share member news and announcements. We do this by gathering information from newsletters, news releases, and updates in a monthly blog post on the CWSF and WFLC websites. Share news from your state or region by emailing Kelsey Cruickshank .

View the CWSF April post and the WFLC April post .