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April 2022

Southern San Joaquin Chapter Meeting

April 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Fugazzis, 22 East Oak Street
Porterville, CA

This month we’ll be hosting Devin Murphy from the Great Basin Institute (GBI) to give us an overview of his work in our area. He’ll discuss GBI’s role and how they are helping the USFS implement projects locally. This will be an informal presentation but will have some good information about new ways of doing business with the USFS and achieving desirable outcomes on the forest. We hope you can make the meeting! A friend or spouse is always welcome.…

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May 2022

2022 Western Chapter ISA Conference & Trade Show

May 2 @ 8:00 am - May 5 @ 5:00 pm
Oakland Marriott City Center, 1001 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94607

This years theme is: Innovative Arboriculture: Experiencing the Urban Forest. Our cities continue to reinvent themselves, updating parks, major streets, and other public greenspaces. At the same time, densification is continuing, and land values continue to increase, making urban space a precious resource. The quest to provide adequate planting space for trees while balancing other uses of space and residents’ needs and preferences is a process requiring multidisciplinary relationships, innovative approaches, techniques and frameworks for successful projects. Thus, one focus…

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Reforestation Strategies for the Southern Sierra Nevada in an Era of Climate Change Symposium – Save the Date!

May 10 @ 8:00 am - May 11 @ 5:00 pm
Visalia Covention Center, 303 E Acequia Ave
Visalia, CA 93291

Please join the USDA California Climate Hub, U.S. Forest Service Region 5 and Pacific Southwest Research Station, and the Sierra Nevada Conservancy for a Science and Management Symposium on: Reforestation Strategies for the Southern Sierra Nevada in an Era of Climate Change. California has entered a new era of fire and climate change effects, which are particularly evident in the southern Sierra. In the past decade alone, the region has experienced extensive tree mortality, severe drought, a bark beetle epidemic,…

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High Sierra Chapter Meeting – Cancelled

May 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Red Caboose Cafe, 5054 N. Academy Ave., Ste. E
Clovis, CA 93619

The meeting this week is being canceled due to lack of sign-ups. This decision was not made lightly. We apologize for the inconvenience and late notice. This month's Chapter meeting will be a dinner meeting. Our speaker will be Tom Catchpole, he will be speaking about forestry work he did while  in Ecuador working for the Peace Corps. He has a great slide show, and has done some follow up on the areas he worked. The Peace Corps turned 60 this…

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Bay Area Chapter Meeting – Implementation and Results on the North Orinda Fuelbreak

May 21 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
EBMUD Watershed Hdqtrs, 500 San Pablo Road
Orinda, California 94563

Our May Chapter meeting will be a field visit to the work that has been done, and is continuing, on the North Orinda Fuel Break. This continues our Chapter's involvement and concern with fuel and vegetation management in the East Bay Hills.  We will be meeting with members of the Moraga-Orinda Fire District, EBMUD and others. We will meet at the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) watershed headquarters at 500 San Pablo Road, Orinda, CA, 94563 (near the eastern…

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Southern San Joaquin Chapter Meeting – Research at River Ridge Institute

May 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
River Ridge Institute, 37675 Balch Park Road
Springville, California

Please RSVP by 5pm, May 18th to Jon Wagy at jwagy@ocsnet.net, or 559-359-0633. Social begins at 5:30 pm (BYOB), dinner at 6 pm. Menu is catered. Oak Woodland Research in Springville River Ridge Ranch is a 722-acre privately-owned working ranch on the North Fork of the Tule River. River Ridge Institute is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit that teaches and demonstrates sustainable and regenerative land management on the ranch. The SAF is invited to join faculty, graduate students from CSU Long…

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June 2022

Bay Area Chapter Meeting – Greater Ross Valley Shaded Fuelbreak Project

June 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual Conference

For our June Chapter meeting, we will get a briefing from Todd Lando, the Hazard Mitigation Specialist from the Central Marin Fire Department, on the Greater Ross Valley Fuel Break project in central Marin County. This will be a remote meeting via Zoom. A large fuelbreak is currently in the later planning stages in central Marin County with implementation set to begin this summer. This fuelbreak, when complete, will be 38 miles in length and about 1,400 acres in total.…

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Blodgett Forest Fuels Treatment Workshop

June 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Blodgett Forest Research Station, 4501 Blodgett Forest Rd
Georgetown, california 95634
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There are still a few openings left for the Blodgett Treatment Workshop on June 23rd at Blodgett Forest in Georgetown, CA. This field workshop will explore how different forest management alternatives in mixed conifer forests affect fuel characteristics and wildfire risk. Bring your brown bag lunch and hike Blodgett with Dr Rob York, Ariel Roughton, and Rachelle Hedges to learn about the varying effectiveness of forest treatment alternatives, challenges, permitting pathways, and more. Here is a link to the sign…

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California Forest Pest Council – 2022 Annual Weed Tour – Save the Date

June 28 - June 29
Mt. Shasta Best Western Hotel, 111 Morgan Way
Mt. Shasta, CA

June 28 & 29th **Note this is about 3 weeks earlier than normal Based out of Mt. Shasta, CA We will be based out of the Mt Shasta Best Western Best Western Plus 111 Morgan Way Mt. Shasta, CA 96067 (530)926-3101 Rate: $237.17 with taxes Rate and reserved cut off date is May 27, 2022 Mention California Forest Pest Council, Weed Tour Registration will be emailed out and will be available on the CFPC web site around April 20, 2022…

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Webinar – CalVTP in Practice: Sequoia Lake Case Study

June 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual Conference

You are invited to the next webinar in our California Vegetation Treatment Program training series, CalVTP in Practice: Sequoia Lake Case Study on Wednesday, June 29th 10am-12noon. Forester Jerrold Sharp and environmental scientist Nicolas Meyer will discuss the preparation of one of the early Project Specific Analyses approved under the California Vegetation Treatment Program EIR. Topics of interest will include a discussion of the finer details of preparing the PSA, initial feedback from the lead agency, and a compare and contrast discussion…

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