CWSF Newsletter
Organizational Highlights
CWSF / WFLC Member Directory

A membership directory for the Council of Western State Foresters (CWSF) and the Western Forestry Leadership Coalition (WFLC) can be found online . You can also find a printable version here

If you are a member and would like to make edits to your contact information, please contact Kelsey Cruickshank .

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Closing Dates for LSR and WUI Grants

Please be advised that the closing date for Landscape Scale Restoration grant applications is now October 30. The Wildland Urban Interface closing date remains September 25. For more information, please see the LSR page and the WUI page.

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Member Updates

USDA Forest Service

Sandy Watts is Acting Regional Forester for the Southwestern Region. She follows Elaine Kohrman, who served in the role from January 2020 through May 2020.

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Healthy Trees, Healthy Lives - Arizona Feature

In coordination with the Western Urban & Community Forestry (WUCF) Network, guest posts are featured on the WFLC website that tie 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.

West Mesa River Community Heat Action Project is a blog post by the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management. Read the post to learn how one Arizona community is using trees and community action to mitigate the urban heat island.
Measuring the impact of shade from trees on temperature at a local bus stop.
Photo credit: Paul Coseo
Meet a Forester
This month we are pleased to feature Forestry Program Manager with the American Samoa Community College - Agriculture, Community and Natural Resources Division, DJ Sene!

We invite you to meet DJ!
Policy Update
The House is expected to consider the fiscal year (FY) 2021 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies (Interior) bill this week after its passage by the House Appropriations Committee earlier this month. Arizona has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) outlining a Shared Stewardship framework, joining other western states in formalizing their commitment to the Shared Stewardship initiative
News and Notes from Our Members and Partners
2020 NASF Awards

The National Association of State Foresters’ (NASF) Awards Committee has opened the nominations period for 2020 NASF Awards. Descriptions of the awards and guidelines for selection are included on the first page of the online form .

Nominations will be accepted until August 16, 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 or region by emailing Kelsey Cruickshank .

View the CWSF July post and the WFLC July post .