"A nation that destroys its soil destroys itself."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1937
The Northwest Forest Soils Council (NWFSC) was established in 1949 to tackle management concerns with forest soils. NWFSC is a council of the Western Forestry and Conservation Association.
The council is organized to facilitate exchange of forest soils information and ideas among interested professionals in the Northwest, and encourage a more widespread understanding that soil is the basis for production of forest wealth -- timber, forage, water, wildlife, and recreation values.
Any person attending Council meetings and interested in advancing and using soils knowledge shall, upon payment of dues, be a member in good standing with full privileges. Membership includes representatives of public, private and educational organizations from the northwestern United States and Canada.