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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

The Forest & Woodland Resource Management Program - San Luis Valley Expansion agreement was developed for timber harvest operations and stewardship work to improve forest health and resilience to wildfires and drought, and remove insect and disease-infested trees in the San Luis Valley of southern Colorado.
This month, we are pleased to feature Larry Mamis, Chief of the Division of Forest, Land, and Water Management for the Republic of Palau.
This month, we are pleased to feature Jacqueline A Buchanan, Regional Forester for the USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Region.
The 2023 PIFC Technical Training Workshop took place in Hilo, Hawai’i on December 4 – 8, 2023. The workshop theme: Collaboration & Cohesion for Professional Development – was emphasized by the very nature of the dialogue that flowed between breakout sessions and main presentations.

Authored by Jon Songster, Bureau Chief - GNA, Idaho Department of Lands 

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.