CWSF Newsletter
Organizational Highlights
Register Now for the 2020 CWSF/WFLC Spring Meeting
The 2020 Council of Western State Foresters (CWSF) and Western Forestry Leadership Coalition (WFLC) Spring Meeting will take place May 12-14, 2020 at Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS. Meeting agendas will be available later this spring on the event page .

Please register here .
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Member and Partner Updates
Guam: Justin Santos is Acting State Forester. He succeeds Joe Mafnas who retired in January 2020.

Idaho :   Craig Foss is State Forester. He succeeds David Groeschl.

Steve Koehn serves as acting Associate Deputy Chief for State and Private Forestry, effective as of February 21.

Lisa Northrop will serve as acting Associate Deputy Chief for National Forest System in Washington, D.C., effective March 1. Northrop is currently Deputy Regional Forester for the Pacific Northwest Region.
Policy Update
The fiscal year (FY) 2021 appropriations process began this month with the release of the President’s budget request, indicating policy and funding priorities for this Administration. Democrats unveiled the draft legislative text for the Climate Leadership and Environmental Action for our Nation’s (CLEAN) Future Act and, from the other side of the aisle, the “Trillion Trees Act” was introduced. 
News and Notes from Our Members and Partners
National Forest Resiliency Innovation Challenge Cost Share Grant Program
Through the USDA Forest Service National Forest Resiliency Innovation Challenge Cost Share Grant Program, the Forest Service seeks to establish sustainable urban and community forests by encouraging communities of all sizes to manage and protect their natural resources to improve the public's health, well-being, economic vitality, and create resilient ecosystems for present and future generations. To find out more about this year's Grant Program requirements and grant categories,   please visit here .

To apply for an award, please click here . The application deadline is March 30, 2020.
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 and/or region by emailing Kelsey Cruickshank .