For thousands of years, Samoans have depended on the resources forests provide for sustaining life and livelihood. The rich forests in American Samoa provide residents with numerous ecological, economic, and cultural values. Funded through the United States Forest Service's State & Private Forestry program, the American Samoa Community College Forestry Program is dedicated to the preservation, protection, enhancement, and management of the forests and related natural resources in American Samoa.

Projects and Programs

Forestry Programs

Forestry Updates

Forestry Advisory Council

The American Samoa Forestry Advisory Council combines the Forest Stewardship Advisory Council and the Community Forestry Coordinating Committee. The program continues to connect with the Council of Western State Foresters (CWSF) and the Western Forestry Leadership Coalition (WFLC). Staying connected with other State Foresters and Forestry Programs across the Pacific and in the US mainland is critical for the programs' development and other opportunities.

Tamiano Gurr, Jessica Ludgate, Joseph Meredith, Adam Miles, Elizabeth Fano, Paul Johnson, Nerisa Taua, Joe Uiagalelei, Tavita Togia, Tuigatupu Mose


Denis Sene Jr.

Forestry Program Manager

Uiki Isaako

Forest Health Specialist

Fitiuta Fa'afoi Tony Mauga Lei

Urban Community Forestry Specialist

Simon Stowers

Forest Stewardship Specialist

Naseri Meki

Forestry Watershed Technician

Pasia Setu

Forestry Technician II

John Ah Sue Jr.

Extension Forestry Technician

Imeleta Matautia

Forestry Technician