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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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Latest Blog Posts

View the September 2022 Good Neighbor Authority Spotlight on Washington. 

Expanding the reach of the Arizona Magnificent Tree Program through interns and volunteers.

This month, we are pleased to feature Michiko Martin, Regional Forester for the USDA Forest Service Southwestern Region. We invite you to meet Michiko! 

Authored by Matthew Perkins, Idaho Department of Lands

In July 2022, the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management (DFFM) entered into a Good Neighbor Authority agreement with the Coconino National Forest to treat 31,000 acres of federal land and safeguard the municipal water source for communities in Central Arizona.

This month, we are pleased to feature Glenn Casamassa, Regional Forester for the USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Region. We invite you to meet Glenn!

Bayard, NE, proudly wears its Tree City USA status because it didn’t come easily. In June 2017, two tornados touched down in and around the small city of 1,000 people, causing widespread property damage. The storms also did a number on the area’s trees.

The Box Canyon Fuels Reduction Good Neighbor Authority Project between the Claunch-Pinto Soil and Water Conservation District and the USDA Forest Service with state funding enhances the function of one of the last intact watersheds (Upper Arroyo de Manzano) in the Manzano Mountains of New Mexico. 

This month, we are pleased to feature River Ngkeruker Thomas, State Forester with the Republic of Palau Division of Forest, Land, & Water Management. 

Good Neighbor Authority Spotlight authored by Gary Ellingson, Montana DNRC GNA Forester.

Multiple partners implemented a very effective, cross boundary fuels reduction project in the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) along the eastern side of Steamboat Springs, CO through a Good Neighbor Agreement (GNA) called the Steamboat Front Fuels Project.

This month, we are pleased to feature Frank Beum, Regional Forester with the USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Region.

The Vallenar Young-Growth Good Neighbor agreement is the second agreement in Southeast Alaska designed to assist the timber industry in transitioning from old-growth harvesting to young-growth harvests.

This month, we are pleased to feature Chad Davis, Director of State & Private Forestry with USDA Forest Service Regions 6 and 10.

Initiated in 2016, the Acorn and Shaver Springs Good Neighbor Authority (GNA) project was one of the first GNA agreements implemented in California.