The Role of Mechanical Treatments in Reducing Risks of Catastrophic Wildfire in California

A Position of the California Society of American Foresters Originally adopted on May 17, 2019. This position will expire in 2024 unless, after subsequent review, it is further extended by the CA SAF board of directors. Position California’s strategy for reducing the frequency and destructiveness of wildfires should include reducing hazardous fuels in the wildland-urban… Read More The Role of Mechanical Treatments in Reducing Risks of Catastrophic Wildfire in California

The Social Benefits of a Robust Woody Biomass Energy Sector in California

A Position of The California Society of American Foresters Originally adopted on May 17, 2019. This position will expire in 2024 unless, after subsequent review, it is further extended by the CA SAF board of directors. Position Much of California’s forestland supports unnaturally dense stands of small, highly flammable trees that are unmerchantable for lumber… Read More The Social Benefits of a Robust Woody Biomass Energy Sector in California

The State of California is burning; is this our future? Our annual ‘Winter Meeting’ covered this topic in depth.

Presentations covered: CAL FIRE’s Forest Management Task Force, the California Board of Forestry’s Vegetation Management Program, Wildland Urban Interface policy/fire-resistant community planning, fire safe building design, and a case study of the Woolsey Fire. Please feel free to download slides from the presentations:

Volunteers Wanted for “Forest Conservation Days”

If you’re a person who cares about forests as much as you care about passing on forest lessons to younger generations, and you have free time in late September, the upcoming ‘Forest Conservation Days’ in California’s Southern Sierra may be for you. Scheduled September 23rd – 27th at Sequoia Lakes YMCA Camp. Over 60,000 students… Read More Volunteers Wanted for “Forest Conservation Days”