Cal SAF Member’s articles and letters to the editor

This section of our website contains articles, letters to editors, published opinion pieces that are provided by members of Cal SAF. The views expressed in any content contained here belong to the person(s) who submitted the item and do not necessarily reflect any official position of the California Society of American Foresters (Cal SAF) or the Society of American Foresters (SAF).

“Nothingism” Has Wrecked the National Forests in California

By William Wade Keye (This article was excerpted from the July 2022 edition of SAF’s The Forestry Source (Volume 27, Number 7)) Keye-articleDownload ...
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Burned acreage replanted at Mountain Home sequoia forest

The following article was published on May 23, 2022 in the Sacramento Bee. A couple of California SAF members are quoted. Burned-acreage-replanted-at-Mountain-Home-sequoia-forestDownload ...
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Tom Gaman’s Letter to the Editor

Bay Area Chapter member Tom Gaman recently wrote a letter to the editor of the Independent Journal, the Marin County daily newspaper. His letter was published March 15, 2022 and was in response to an opinion piece written by Rene Voss and Chad Hanson titled Catastrophic wildfire risk: Concerns about fuel reduction that was published in the same paper on March 5th. Tom's letter is included here ...
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Western Wildfire Position Paper – Camp ’70

Camp ’70 Foresters are a group of former forestry classmates who attended the University of California Forestry summer camp near Quincy, CA in 1970 and graduated with B.S. degrees in Forestry. Our team of former classmates and professional foresters has studied, met, and discussed the western wildfire problem and presents the attached position paper with eight recommendations. Our discussion and advice will help the public understand the situation and actions to protect our forests from catastrophic wildfire. Please contact Camp ’70 Foresters for further information, comment, and discussion at The core group of authors for this paper are: Vladimir Steblina; David C Stone; Chris Conrad; Jane Haggerty Laboa; Paul Stover; Tom Gaman; and, Ronald M. Cerruti. Camp70WWFposition-paperDownload ...
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