2021 Draft California Climate Adaptation Strategy – Available for Review

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

California SAF Summer Field Meeting Summary

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

Dr. Keith Gillis Interviewed Regarding the Wildland-Urban Interface and Fire

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

2020 WCISA Annual Conference: Student Scholarship Opportunity

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

Tahoe National Forest Supervisor Posthumously Honored for Contributions to California Forestry

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