Western Urban & Community Forestry Committee

Western Urban & Community Forestry Committee

The Western Urban & Community Forestry Committee (WUCF) was established as a forum to share information, collaborate on program delivery, and advance urban & community forestry (U&CF) in the West.

The WUCF Committee provides a channel for ongoing communication and collaboration between western states, the USDA Forest Service, and forestry partners. The WUCF Committee creates opportunities to leverage and share resources, expand the transfer of technology, and cooperate on shared goals and initiatives, including multi-state competitive grant applications.

The WUCF Committee addresses emerging and ongoing U&CF issues at both the state and national level. It is a source of information and support for both the Council of Western State Foresters (CWSF) and the National Association of State Foresters

By bringing together the skills, talents, experience, and passion of western U&CF professionals, the WUCF Committee is able to strengthen the efforts of each member state, empowering them to better serve the public. 

Membership in the WUCF Committee work includes urban and community forestry coordinators from 17 western states and six U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Islands, as well as a liaison from CWSF and representation from the USDA Forest Service. 

The WUCF Committee connects via quarterly conference calls to coordinate their ongoing collaboration. The committee also holds an in-person meeting each year.  

Directory: 

To contact a member of the WUCF Committee, please visit the directory.  

Accomplishments: 

Each year, the WUCF leadership team produces a report for the WFLC Fall Meeting. This report highlights key accomplishments from the year, and looks forward to emerging issues for the coming year. Yearly reports are featured below:

Publications: 

Each year, the WUCF Committee produces a publication highlighting urban & community forestry stories from across the western region. Past publications are featured below: