CWSF Newsletter
Organizational Highlights
Community Trees: A Wealth of Health

The Western Urban and Community Forestry Network's 2020 publication is out now. This year's publication explores the public health value of urban and community trees, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Healthy Trees, Healthy Lives - North Dakota Feature

In coordination with the Western Forestry Leadership Coalition (WFLC) Western Urban & Community Forestry Network, guest posts are featured on the WFLC website that tie together human and tree health.

November's post, Finding Solace in the Seasons, shares the special value of trees during the holidays. 
Meet a Forester
This month, we are pleased to feature Tim Garcia, USDA Forest Service Northern and Intermountain Region State and Private Forestry Director.
Policy Update
November began with the election to determine the final composition of the 117th Congress, pending a run-off race in Georgia, and ended with the 116th Congress beginning their Thanksgiving recess without coming to agreement on a COVID-19 relief package. On November 10, the Senate Appropriations Committee released their 12 fiscal year (FY) 2021 appropriations bills. Top appropriators have agreed to a framework for an omnibus spending package for the FY 2021 appropriations this week, in the face of the approaching December 11 expiration of the Continuing Resolution (CR) currently funding the federal government. The USDA Forest Service (Forest Service) has released the proposed manual for the Landscape Scale Restoration (LSR) competitive grant program for public comment. 
Job Blog
Find your next position in western forestry on the job blog!
Virtual Learning Opportunities

Visit the blog to see upcoming virtual events and webinars!
Event Calendar
See the 2020 calendar for events hosted by CWSF / WFLC and partner organizations.
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.

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