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 2023What is Active Management?January 9, 2023February 15, 2023
April/May/June Landscape Changes and the ScienceApril 3May 17
Jul/Aug/SeptManaging for Landscape ChangesJuly 5August 17
Oct/Nov/DecBuilding the Forestry Labor WorkforceOctober 2November 16

Oct/Nov/Dec 2022
Wildfire in the Pacific Northwest-Present and Future

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

WFAprMayJune2022_Cover

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

WFJanFebMar22_Cover

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

WFOctNovDec2019_cover

Oct/Nov/Dec 2019
Forest Economics

WFJulyAugustSept2019_cover

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
Silviculture

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

Cover of the March/April/May 2016 Western Forester issue

March/April/May 2016
Political Implications for the 2016 Election Year

Cover for the Jan/Feb 2016 Western Forester issue

Jan/Feb 2016
Fuel Treatments


Cover of November/December 2015 Western Forester Issue

Nov/Dec 2015
Managing Riparian Forests

Cover of June/July/August 2015 Western Forester

June/July/Aug 2015
What is the Future of Multiple-use Forestry?

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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