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:

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

Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

Encourage local participation and work together to achieve community resilience:  You can help promote wildfire safety by encouraging residents to work together on a project or event. Participation helps create a sense of community, where neighbors begin to look out for each other. Wildfire Community Preparedness Day projects can also help strengthen relationships between residents… Read More Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

Online Forest Carbon Course Available 4/19 through SAF ForestEd & Michigan State University

Michigan State University (MSU) Forestry and The Society of American Foresters are pleased to announce our upcoming online course – ‘Physical Science of Forests, Climate Regulation, and Carbon Storage.’ Offered through the MSU Forest Carbon and Climate Program (FCCP), the ‘Physical Science of Forests, Climate Regulation, and Carbon Storage’ course will provide foundational and advanced knowledge in… Read More Online Forest Carbon Course Available 4/19 through SAF ForestEd & Michigan State University

A successful finale…6 Final CaSAF Interviews Online

The CaSAF Oral History Project is winding down. With these 6 new interviews, we have 38 videos on-line. This is 26 more interviews than the 12 we originally planned.  Thank you to all who have contributed time, funds and expertise.   Allan West – United States Forest Service, retired 00:46: His 1949 immigration from England… Read More A successful finale…6 Final CaSAF Interviews Online

7 “Really New” CaSAF Interviews Online – January 22, 2018

Enjoy these new Oral History interviews! This group of 7 Golden and long-term SAF members share memories of careers in agricultural banking, private industry, federal and state agencies, research and forest policy via the DC Beltway.    George Roby – Forest Supervisor, Angeles National Forest, retired 18:30 – Providing ICS advice to the military… Read More 7 “Really New” CaSAF Interviews Online – January 22, 2018