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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. 

If you are looking for WFLC publications, please visit the Resources section. 

For media inquiries, please contact: 

Sara Goodwin, Director of Communications
303-893-0359
sgoodwin@westernforesters.org

Latest Blog Posts

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. 

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.