CWSF Newsletter | July 2022

Organizational Highlights

2022 CWSF/WFLC Fall Meeting

The 2022 Council of Western State Foresters (CWSF) and Western Forestry Leadership Coalition (WFLC) Fall Meetings will take place in Santa Fe, NM, from Tuesday, November 15 at 8:00 a.m. to Thursday, November 17 at 5:00 p.m. Registration will open in August and further details are forthcoming.

Please note that both meetings will take place in-person and that attendance is limited to CWSF State Foresters and their representatives, USDA Forest Service WFLC members, and invited partners. If you have any questions, please reach out to Patricia Payne.

   Photo Credit: Hotel Santa Fe

Competitive Grants Timeline Update

The fiscal year (FY) 2022 Community Wildfire Defense Grant (CWDG) program will be open for applications soon. Visit the CWSF CWDG webpage or the USDA Forest Service CWDG webpage for more information. 

The FY 2023 Landscape Scale Restoration (LSR) Competitive Grant Program will open in August 2022, more detail to come. Visit the WFLC website for more information.

The FY 2023 Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) Grant Program will open for applications on October 5, 2022 and close on December 16, 2022. Additional information can be found on the CWSF website

If you have any questions, please contact Halie Miyazawa.

Design Request for Proposals

CWSF is seeking to identify a contractor to design the upcoming True Cost of Wildfire report. The submission deadline is August 9, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. MDT. 

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2022 CWSF/WFLC Spring Meeting Feature

We are excited to share a video put together by the Kansas Forest Service (KFS) highlighting our 2022 CWSF/WFLC Spring Meeting in Manhattan, KS. The video is featured on the KFS YouTube channel. View the video.

Thanks to the Kansas Forest Service team for hosting an excellent Spring Meeting and capturing memories in this video! Special thanks to CWSF Chair Tom Claeys for being featured in the video! 

Career Opportunity with CWSF

CWSF is currently accepting applications for a Competitive Grants Manager. The application window closes on July 29, 2022. 

View the position description.

Spotlight on Good Neighbor Authority

Four organizations in Arizona collaborate through Good Neighbor to protect Central Arizona municipal water sources

Policy Update

This month saw a major announcement in the implementation of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) aimed at assisting at-risk communities in planning for and mitigating wildfire risks. The CWDG program provides a historic amount of funding that can help communities better prepare for the increasing threat of wildfires seen across the western United States. 

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Meet a Forester

Marcus Warnke

This month, we are pleased to feature Marcus Warnke, State Forester for the South Dakota Department of Agriculture & Natural Resources, Resource Conservation & Forestry Division.

We invite you to meet Marcus!

News and Notes from Our Members and Partners

Job Opportunities

Looking for a job opportunity in forestry? Find your next position in western forestry on the CWSF job blog.

If you would like to submit a job posting, please email Halie Miyazawa.

Meetings Calendar

See the calendar of meetings and events hosted by CWSF/WFLC and partner organizations.

Reminder - 2022 NASF Awards

Only two days left to submit nominations for the 2022 National Association of State Foresters’ Awards. View descriptions of the awards and criteria for selection

Nominations will be accepted until July 29, 2022.

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