Policy

California SAF is highly involved in forest management policy decisions. As one of the leading professional forestry organizations in California, California SAF has a responsibility to ensure that policy creators and decision makers are educated when making forestry related decisions.

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Fiscal Year 2020 Appropriations season is here. SAF advocates for federal funding to support forest research and development, public land management, and a variety of state and private forestry programs. These priorities were highlighted in SAF CEO Terry Baker’s public witness testimony (starts at 8:14) before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies. In the coming weeks, we’ll also be sharing coalition letters supported by a diverse array of partner organizations, which focus on funding for urban and community forests, Forest Inventory and Analysis, and more. To read SAF’s written House testimony, CLICK HERE

Position Statements

Our 2019-2020 Position Statements are currently in the revisions stage and will be posted by mid-May of this year; thank you for your patience.

California SAF has created position statements that address current topics in and around forestry. SAF Bylaws IIC, defines position statements as “a carefully prepared expression on a forestry issue which presents the SAF view on an issue”..[it] “may be an advocacy position, an informational position, or a position promoting resolution through facilitating discussion of the issue.” All unit regular position statements now have a five year lifespan according to the new By-laws. Emergency position statements remain for one year before expiring.

Additional California Policy Activities and Links