FINAL SEASON: Financial Assistance + Seedlings for California Private Landowners

Attention RPFs and LTOs: Do you have any pending fuels reduction or reforestation projects on private lands? If yes, please read through this update about two time sensitive My Sierra Woods financial assistance opportunities. By: Chantz Joyce, CA Conservation Manager, American Forest Foundation Through local partnership, My Sierra Woods seeks to reduce the likelihood of… Read More FINAL SEASON: Financial Assistance + Seedlings for California Private Landowners

Request for Volunteers — Forestry Challenge

Message from Diane Dealey Neill: “With a potential of 120 teams competing in 6 sessions throughout November and December, we are in need of volunteers, specifically presentation judges and foresters for Ask a Forester.  If we are at capacity, we’ll need 5 Ask a Foresters and 15 presentation judges for each week’s session.   All activities will… Read More Request for Volunteers — Forestry Challenge

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