Latest News

This section provides the latest information from WFLC member states and territories, as well as links to recent press releases and news mentions. 

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Sara Goodwin, Director of Communications

Latest Blog Posts

This month, we are pleased to feature Danny McBride, Director of State, Private, and Tribal Forestry for the USDA Forest Service Intermountain and Northern Regions.
In October 2023, work began on the Year 2 Workplan for the Joint Chiefs’ Bear Creek to Signal Peak Collaborative Restoration Project in Grant County, New Mexico.
The fiscal year 2024 Landscape Scale Restoration (LSR) Competitive Grant Process is open for applications until Friday, November 17, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. MST.
This month, we are pleased to feature Liz Berger, Acting Regional Forester for the USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Region.
Workforce development is a key area of focus across state forestry agencies. In August 2023, the Western Forestry Leadership Coalition’s Western Urban & Community Forestry Committee hosted an informational session to highlight resources and innovative approaches to address this important topic.
In July 2022, the 66-acre Four Corners Good Neighbor Authority commercial thinning project managed by the Oregon Department of Forestry Federal Forest Restoration Program was completed on the Umatilla National Forest.
This month, we are pleased to feature Frank H. McCormick, Ph.D., Acting Station Director for the USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station. 

The National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy (Cohesive Strategy) is the strategic framework for addressing wildland fire challenges across the nation. The Wildland Fire Leadership Council recently completed a year-long review of the Cohesive Strategy and found that it is still relevant and valid as a strategy for changing the outcomes of wildland fire in the United States.

The Western Urban & Community Forestry Committee gathered for its annual meeting at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, April 11-13. 

The White Cloud Fuels Reduction Project, funded under the White River National Forest Fuels Projects Good Neighbor Agreement, created a Community Protection Zone on federal lands adjacent to communities in the wildland-urban interface (WUI) that have been identified as having an elevated risk of wildfire in Summit County, CO.

This month, we are pleased to feature Jennifer Eberlien, Regional Forester for the USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region. We invite you to meet Jennifer!

Good Neighbor Authority (GNA) cross-boundary work in North Dakota increases the pace and scale of landscape restoration. 

This month, we are pleased to feature Jack T. Ogumoro, Director of the Division of Agriculture for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Department of Lands and Natural Resources. We invite you to meet Jack! 

The Pacific Islands Forestry Committee gathered in-person for its annual Executive Committee meeting for the first time in three years. The meeting occurred in Tumon, Guam, October 26-29, 2022.