Today in conjunction with Earth Day, the California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) released two documents: The final Natural and Working Lands Climate Smart Strategy to advance California’s commitment to building an equitable, resilient, and carbon-neutral future through climate-focused land management; and the final Pathways to 30×30: Accelerating Conservation of California’s Nature strategy to support the… Read More California Releases Final Pathways to 30×30: Accelerating Conservation of California’s Nature and Final Natural and Working Lands Climate Smart Strategy
This opinion piece was published March 1 in the San Jose Mercury News and East Bay Times. The author is Bill Keye, the current Cal SAF Communications Committee Chair and a past chair of NorCal SAF.
The 2022 Forestry Institute for Teachers sessions and dates have been announced. K-12 educators are invited to join forestry professionals at Tuolumne, Shasta or Humboldt Counties for a week-long workshop about forest ecology and forest resource management practices. Work with Project Learning Tree and Project WET experts to plan and implement forest health and wildfire… Read More Forestry Institute for Teachers – 2022 Sessions Announced
The attached summary is from the National Association of Forest Service Retirees (https://nafsr.org/) and describes the provisions of the recently signed national infrastructure bill. Lots of work for all of us!
California is confronting the climate crisis head-on. On the heels of Governor Newsom and the Legislature’s historic $15 billion climate investment, the Newsom Administration announced today the release of the 2021 California Climate Adaptation Strategy (Strategy) draft for public input. The draft Strategy outlines the state’s key climate resilience priorities, includes specific and measurable steps,… Read More 2021 Draft California Climate Adaptation Strategy – Available for Review – Comments Due November 24th
By Gary Brittner, Sac-Tahoe Chapter Chair The California SAF Summer meeting and field trip was held September 16 – 17 in the Shaver Lake area. Vice-chair Rachelle Hedges, Executive Director Kathleen Burr, and others, coordinated an outstanding meeting and field trip. Following the Thursday Executive Committee meeting, the evening dinner speaker was David Pomaville, former… Read More California SAF Summer Field Meeting Summary
Message from Diane Dealey Neill: “It’s that time of year again! We are very excited to be hosting in-person events this year and we hope you will be able to join us. Approximately 25 to 30 volunteers are needed per event to make this happen. The event dates for the 2021 Forestry Challenge are: Shasta… Read More Request for Volunteers — 2021 Forestry Challenge
SFGATE talked to J. Keith Gilless, the dean emeritus of UC Berkeley’s College of Natural Resources and chair of the California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection about what you need to know. Why has the WUI recently become such a widely discussed topic? “The losses of homes and other structures in the fires California has experienced… Read More Dr. Keith Gillis Interviewed Regarding the Wildland-Urban Interface and Fire