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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. 

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

For media inquiries, please contact: 

Sara Goodwin, Director of Communications


Latest Blog Posts

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.

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

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. 

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.

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 Frank Beum, Regional Forester with the USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Region.

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.

The Pacific Islands Forestry Committee (PIFC), in cooperation with the Western Forestry Leadership Coalition (WFLC) and the Timmons Group, developed an online interactive StoryMap highlighting forestry projects from across the Pacific Islands focused on water and wildfire.