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:

California Forest Stewardship Workshops

This workshop series will help landowners develop plans to improve and protect their forest lands in an ecologically and economically sustainable manner. The workshops will address management objectives and planning, forest restoration, fuels reduction, project development, permitting, and cost-share opportunities. To learn more, visit https://ucanr.edu/sites/forestry/Forest_Stewardship/Forest_Stewardship_Workshops/

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