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The Western Forester

Note: The Western Forester is in pdf format

January/February 2014 (download pdf)

Issue Highlights

Reforestation and Nursery Management:

  • A Quality Relationship between Nurseries and Foresters is Imperative to Successful Reforestation
  • Strategies for Reforestation on Lone Rock Timberlands
  • Methyl Bromide Phase Out Could Affect Future Reforestation Efforts
  • Role of Climate Change in Reforestation and Nursery Practices


  • December Council Highlights
  • Come Visit the Umpqua Valley
  • "Education and Research" Theme of WSSAF Annual Meeting



March/April/May 2014 (download pdf)

Issue Highlights

Distrubance Events:

  • Understanding and Managing Forest Disturbance
  • Disturbance is a Key Factor in Plant Invasions
  • Forest Insects and Pathogens as Disturbance Agents
  • The Human and Fire Connection
  • Forestry in the Wind
  • Buried and Submerged Forests of Oregon and Washington


  • March Council Highlights
  • Vegetation Management Workshop Slated for June 4

June/July/August 2014 (download pdf)

Issue Highlights

Forest Soils, Nutrition, and Productivity

  • Managing for Long-term Soil Productivity in PNW Forests
  • Nutrient Effects on Inland Northwest Forest Health and Productivity
  • Management Effects on Future Forest Productivity Study
  • Interior Alaska Inventory Pilot Study Soil Measurements
  • Potassium Fertilizer and Root Disease



  • Council Welcomes New CEO
  • WSSAF Spends Time Outdoors at Pack Forest
  • OSAF Annual Meeting Recap and Awards

September/October 2014 (download pdf)

Issue Highlights

The Carbon Cycle and Forests: How They Are Connected

  • Forest Carbon: A Primer
  • Life Cycle Analysis: How it Works for Forestry and Forest Products
  • Forest Soils Store Large Amounts of Carbon
  • Forestry and Carbon Emissions Accounting
  • Evaluating Forest Carbon Projects
  • A Carbon Q and A


  • 2015 PNW Forestry Leadership Academy Slated for January 16-17
  • SAF Council Update: Your Election Vote is Critical
  • New Regional Forester Named
  • WSU to Re-establish Forestry Major 

November/December 2014 (download pdf)

Issue Highlights

Non-timber Forest Products

  • Non-Timber Forest Products: An Integral Part of a Forest Management Plan
  • Kake Forests Provide More Than Just Trees
  • Green Diamond View Specialized Forest Products Program as an Asset
  • Full-value Forestry
  • A Partnership to Manage Non-timber Forest Products
  • Oregon has New Fungi Law
  • Earth Gifts: Tribes Protect, Respect, and Restore


  • Washington's Foresters and Wildlife Professionals to Meet
  • New Discovery Pavilion Dedicated to Forestry Education
  • 2015 PNW Forestry Leadership Academy Registration Materials
  • WSU to Re-establish Forestry Major