Foresters to Debut Sweeping New Policy Statements Before State Board

Speakers will call for paradigm shift to “starve” megafires, save Giant Sequoia

For Immediate Release                                                                                        Sacramento, CA April 3, 2023

Members of the California Society of American Foresters (Cal-SAF) are coming to Sacramento on Wednesday, April 5th, to meet with the Board of Forestry and Fire Protection (BOF).  They will present two new papers, “Sustaining native giant sequoia groves requires active, adaptive management, and Forestry Solutions to California’s Wildfire Crisis”.  The presentations are set to take place during the morning, beginning at approximately 10:00 AM.

Cal-SAF Chair Karin Linnen stressed that the policy statements reflect a concerted effort by Golden State natural resource professionals.  “We are losing our forests, and this absolutely doesn’t need to be happening,” Linnen stated.  “California is home to unique and precious native forests – mixed coniferous, coast redwood and Giant Sequoia.  We need to protect them for future generations.  Wildfires in our state have significantly increased in size and magnitude.    Wednesday’s presentations are a great opportunity for us to engage with state officials and to advocate for better outcomes.”

The BOF April meeting agenda, including location and webcast information, is posted at:  The Cal-SAF policy papers are posted on the Society’s website at:

For More Information Contact:

Bill Keye, Cal SAF Communications Chair,, (530) 355-0670.

The California Society of American Foresters

Cal SAF is a State Society of the Society of American Foresters (SAF). SAF is a professional association with headquarters in Washington, DC. The Society is organized across the United States and Canada, serving as an accreditation and research body representing all segments of the forestry profession; including public and private practitioners, administrators, educators, and forestry students. SAF governs a majority of the political and scientific topics at the national level, which allows each jurisdiction to represent itself independently, guided by SAF’s Mission and Code of Ethics.

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