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
The 2020 fall meeting replaces our usual field-based summer meeting. We will innovate too, by holding a virtual meeting where we will visit three locations across California with time for question and answer sessions. We will also have time for chats with the whole group or in rooms thatwill host informal breakout groups. Catch up… Read More California SAF Fall Meeting
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
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 Being awarded the position of CEO with California SAF Kathleen hopes to bring more collaboration between SAF & CLFA – something her CLFA Board has discussed in the past. Agriculture and forestry have… 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