CalVTP in Practice: Lessons Learned in Implementation at Purisima Ridge Shaded Fuel Break

Lompoc area, CA

This field training is an opportunity to learn about lessons learned from the Purisima Ridge Fuel Break Project from representatives at Santa Barbara County Fire and Resolute Associates LLC. Participants will increase their understanding of the CalVTP and how to apply it to overcome challenges in project implementation with examples at Purisima Ridge. Ann Marx,… Read More CalVTP in Practice: Lessons Learned in Implementation at Purisima Ridge Shaded Fuel Break

California SAF Winter Meeting – Forest Resilience Across the WUI – Registration is Now Open

Our California SAF Winter Meeting will be in San Luis Obispo at Cal Poly. Theme: Forest Resilience Across the WUI Learn about the unique challenges and opportunities associated with managing forests across the Wildland Urban Interface, and hear from speakers implementing innovative forest management practices across Southern California. Visit active and recently completed forest restoration… Read More California SAF Winter Meeting – Forest Resilience Across the WUI – Registration is Now Open

Overview of Prescribed Fire Liability in State Law

Virtual Conference

In this 90-minute webinar, Sara Clark will provide an overview of prescribed fire liability in state law, including definitions of liability and how state laws defining liability interact with certified burn manager programs, tribal sovereignty and cultural burning, and prescribed fire insurance. Sara will provide examples from California and a selection of other states that… Read More Overview of Prescribed Fire Liability in State Law

Fuels Reduction Projects: Lessons Learned at Jenner Headlands Preserve – Webinar

Virtual Conference

This webinar is an opportunity to learn about fuel management at the Jenner Headlands Preserve from representatives at Jenner Headlands Preserve, Sonoma County Regional Parks, Point Blue Conservation Science, Coast Ridge Forest Council, Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District, CAL FIRE, and the CA State Coastal Conservancy. Participants will increase their understanding of fuel management in the forest… Read More Fuels Reduction Projects: Lessons Learned at Jenner Headlands Preserve – Webinar

Bay Area Chapter Meeting – Invasive Wood Borers in the Bay Area

Virtual Conference

Our first Chapter meeting of the year will be on Wednesday the 21st of February starting at 3 pm. This will be a remote (Zoom) meeting. The topic will be several invasive insect pests that are currently within the boundaries of the Chapter. The Mediterranean oak borer (Xyleborus monographus) will be the primary pest to be… Read More Bay Area Chapter Meeting – Invasive Wood Borers in the Bay Area

High Sierra Chapter Meeting – February 22 – Note New Location!

Casa Maria 180 Shaw Ave., Clovis, CA

The location has changed to Casa Maria, 180 Shaw Ave., Clovis CA (SE corner Shaw and Minnewaw). Meet and Greet at 6PM. Dinner and Presentation 7PM to 830PM. Please RSVP to Guy Anderson (andersonirpfpca@gmail.com) for a head count. Luke Hoekstra, Executive Director of Kings River Land Trust (formerly known as El Rio Reyes Conservation Trust),… Read More High Sierra Chapter Meeting – February 22 – Note New Location!

Forestry Strategies and Innovations (FSI) 2024

Kimpton Sawyer Hotel 500 J Street, Sacramento, California

Calforests is excited to announce that our annual Forestry Strategies and Innovations (FSI) 2024 conference's registration for NONMEMBER'S is now OPEN! Register for FSI 2024 here (plus get the early bird discount before 1/14/24)! FSI is now widely considered the preeminent annual event bringing together California’s forestry sector and key partners for critical conversations about… Read More Forestry Strategies and Innovations (FSI) 2024

Herbicide Calibration Training for Wildland Applications

Bridgeyard Buildig 210 Burma Road, Oakland, CA

Join us for a hands-on, in-person herbicide calibration training for wildland and non-row crop application, sponsored by Cal-IPC and the Department of Pesticide Regulation. This training will focus on herbicide calibration and techniques for spot spraying, stump cut, basal bark, drill and fill, boomless sprayer, and broadcast applications in wildland and non-row crop settings. Calibration… Read More Herbicide Calibration Training for Wildland Applications

CalVTP in Practice: Learning from Pile Burning and Broadcast Burning at Berkeley Forests’ Grouse Ridge VTP Project

Virtual Conference

This webinar is an opportunity to learn about the implementation of the California Vegetation Treatment Program (CalVTP) at Berkeley Forests and the integration of prescribed fire practices at the Grouse Ridge Research Forest. Participants will increase their understanding of how to plan for pile & broadcast burning using lessons learned from the VTP at Grouse… Read More CalVTP in Practice: Learning from Pile Burning and Broadcast Burning at Berkeley Forests’ Grouse Ridge VTP Project

Bay Area Chapter Meeting – Spring Work Day At UC’s Russell Research Station

Russell Research Station 4927 Happy Valley Road, Lafayette, California

The April meeting will be a repeat of last April’s very successful field work day at UC’s Russell Research Station near Orinda. The date is tentatively set for Saturday, April 20th. Similar to last, we will meet at Russell Research Station at 9 in the morning where we will hear from the University about what… Read More Bay Area Chapter Meeting – Spring Work Day At UC’s Russell Research Station