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
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
Forest Conservation Days (FCD) began in 1992. This will be the second time that the annual event has been cancelled since it’s inception. FCD was cancelled in 2015 due to a wildfire that closed the YMCA Camp at Sequoia Lake where the event is held, as the YMCA Camp was converted to a fire camp… Read More Forest Conservation Days 2020 is Canceled Due to COVID-19
Every year the Western Chapter’s student committee awards 3 students with a scholarship to help with the conference registration. The committee’s goal with the scholarship is to expose students interested in the industry and give them the opportunity to network with professionals. Scholarship Information: Students are invited to apply for a scholarship to the 2020 Annual WCISA… Read More 2020 WCISA Annual Conference: Student Scholarship Opportunity
Kathleen Burr is now the California Society of American Foresters’ Chief Executive Officer. A short biography for Kathleen as follows: Kathleen Burr Kathleen has worked in the non-profit sector for close to 20 years. Currently, she is the Program Coordinator for the Forest Vegetation Management Conference that is held every January in Anderson and is… Read More California SAF’s Kathleen Burr!
The Fire and Aviation Management program seeks specialized positions, including: Dispatch, Engine Crews, Fire & Fuels Management, Helitack, Interagency Hotshot crews, and Prevention. For more information, please visit https://firelibrary.org/trackingdb/
This project documents the California Society of American Foresters over the period from 1967 to 2017. Thank you to all of the volunteers who assisted with this effort, and to the SAF Foresters’ Fund for its support in helping us document this important history.
SACRAMENTO–Geri Bergen, former Tahoe National Forest Supervisor, was posthumously awarded the Francis H. Raymond Award by the California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection (Board) on November 6, 2019. This award is given to the individual, organization, agency, or company who has contributed the most to the management of California’s natural resources. Criteria includes volunteer… Read More Tahoe National Forest Supervisor Posthumously Honored for Contributions to California Forestry