Cover of Oct/Nov/Dec 2023 Western Forester issue

The forestry and natural resources workforce include a multitude of job titles: forester, research scientist, wildlife technician, wildland firefighter, GIS analyst, and nursery worker are just a few. And the demand to fill these positions has never been greater. In this issue “Building the Forestry and Natural Resources Workforce,” author explore the ongoing efforts to build the workforce pipeline and what’s needed to be considered to keep employees in the workforce.

This issue is also available in English and Spanish.

To receive a print copy of the magazine, become a member of AKSAF, OSAF, or WSSAF today!

Individual articles are accessible in PDF format (requires Acrobat Reader)

  • A Multi-Faceted Approach to Forestry and Natural Resources Workforce Development |PDF
  • Growing the Forestry Workforce Begins in High School and Through College |PDF
  • The Next Chapter of the Alaska Youth Stewards Program |PDF
  • Non-Traditional Students as a Source for the Future Forestry Workforce |PDF
  • High School YESS Crews Gained Hands-on Learning and Work Experience This Summer |PDF
  • A Ground-Up Approach to Building an Equitable and Sustainable Forest Workforce |PDF
  • The Afognak Island Reforestation Project: A Case Study on Why a Local, Robust Forestry Workforce is Necessary |PDF
  • Workforce Considerations for Seedling Production in the Western US |PDF
  • Milling Legislation to (Hopefully) Jump-Start Workforce Growth in Alaska |PDF
  • The True Cost of Seed: Implications on Workforce Development in the Western US | PDF
  • Investing in Our Workforce: The Importance of DEI | PDF
  • Editor’s Note |PDF
  • WSSAF 2024 Annual Meeting |PDF
  • Save the Date – 2024 PNW Leadership Conference |PDF
  • We Remember |PDF
  • Enjoy a Year of Washington Forestry |PDF
  • SAF Members Visit Wind River Experimental Forest |PDF
  • Advancing Forest Expertise: Oregon SAF’s Congressional Field Tour 2023 |PDF

© By  All Rights Reserved.