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

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

April/May/June 2019


Jan/Feb/March 2019

Collaborative Forest Management

Oct/Nov/Dec 2018

Wood Innovation

July/August/Sept 2018


April/May/June 2018

Fuels Management

Jan/Feb/March 2018

Reciprocal Rights-of-Way

Nov/Dec 2017

Evolution of Land Ownership and Management Implications

Sept/Oct 2017

50 Years of Forest Genetics in the Northwest

June/July/August 2017

Student Perspectives

March/April/May 2017

Wildlife Management in Urban and WUI Forests

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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