The Western Forester is an official publication of the Society of American Foresters Northwest Office. It is issued four times a year by the Oregon, Washington State, and Alaska Societies of American Foresters and is produced by the SAF Northwest Office. The publication promotes a timely exchange of quality resource management information among foresters, resource managers and those in related disciplines. Each issue focuses on a specific theme, in addition to including other articles of interest to foresters.

The Western Forester serves approximately 2,000 SAF members of the Oregon, Washington State, and Alaska Societies. It is also distributed to leaders in professional forestry throughout the United States.

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Western Forester 2022 Publication Schedule

IssueThemeDeadlineDate Mailed to Members
Jan/Feb/Mar 2022What’s New With Forest OperationsJanuary 10, 2022February 16, 2022
April/May/June Exploring K-12 Forestry EducationApril 1May 18
Jul/Aug/SeptAdvances in Wood ManufacturingJuly 5August 18
Oct/Nov/DecWildfires in the PNW – Present and FutureOctober 3November 16

July/Aug/Sept 2022
Advances in Wood Manufacturing and Use


Apr/May/June 2022
Exploring K-12 Forestry Education


Jan/Feb/March 2022
What’s New in Forest Operations

Oct/Nov/Dec 2021
The Business of Consulting Forestry

July/Aug/Sept 2021
Women in Forestry

April/May/June 2021
Tribal Forestry

Jan/Feb/March 2021
Forestry Through the Years

Oct/Nov/Dec 2020
All About Carbon

July/Aug/Sept 2020
Workforce Development

Jan/Feb/March 2020
We Are SAF


Oct/Nov/Dec 2019
Forest Economics


July/Aug/Sept 2019
Certification-Forest and Forester

Jan/Feb/March 2019
Collaborative Forest Management

Cover of Western Forester Oct/Nov/Dec 2018 issue

Oct/Nov/Dec 2018
Wood Innovation

July/Aug/Sept 2018

April/May/June 2018
Fuels Management

Jan/Feb/March 2018
Reciprocal Rights-of-Way

Cover of WF NovDec2017 Cover

Nov/Dec 2017
Evolution of Land Ownership and Management Implications

Sept/Oct 2017
50 Years of Forest Genetics in the Northwest

Cover of Western Forester June/July/August 2017

June/July/August 2017
Student Perspectives

Cover of Western Forester March/April/May 2017 issue

March/April/May 2017
Wildlife Management in Urban and WUI Forests

Cover of Western Forester Nov/Dec 2016 issue Safety and Security on Forestlands

Nov/Dec 2016
Safety and Security on Forestlands

Cover of Sept/Oct 2016 Western Forester issue, which is on Urban Forestry.

Sept/Oct 2016
Urban Forestry

Cover of the JuneJulyAug2016 Western Forester issue

June/July/Aug 2016
Forest Management in the Face of Drought

November/December 2003

Forest Issues and Policies

September/October 2003

July/August 2003

May/June 2003

March/April 2003

January/February 2003


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