Grants will help Climate Change and Forest Health

Californians Line Up to submit forest management proposals to help Mitigate Climate Change And Improve Forest Health    Back in June of this year, Governor Brown signed the State Budget that allocated $42 million of the new funds, generated by the landmark climate change legislation, AB 32, to forestry projects…

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Calforests Annual Meeting Coming Up!

Calforests Annual Meeting is coming up. This year the meeting will be Wednesday and Thursday, February 25 and 26 at the Westin Verasa in beautiful Napa. The Annual Meeting will include: Strategic Partnership for Balanced Solutions panel, a 2015 Political Climate Talk, Forestry Sector Opportunities in the Carbon Market panel, Agency…

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2014 Congressional Session Ends: No Wildfire Disaster Funding Act

This week put the end to hopes of passing the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act (the Act), during the 2014 congressional cycle. The Act received wide bipartisan support from over 100 congressional members. Outside the Capitol more than 250 organizations including conservation, environmental, tribal, private sector, wildlife, local government, state and…

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California’s Devastating Wildfire Season Bucks National Trend

Several national outlets have recently reported that this year was a ‘quiet year’ for wildfires, and although that may be true for states like Colorado, this was definitely not the case in California. This year California has already had 7,479 wildfires. That is 303 more than the annual total from…

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Celebrating National Forests Products Week October 19-25

President Obama has just declared October 19-25, National Forests Products Week as a way to recognize and thank everyone involved with the forest industry across the country. This is especially relevant in California where millions acres of the state are covered by forestland. From the land owners, growers, and loggers,…

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Roseburg updates response plan for Weed, Calif., veneer plant

Roseburg, Ore. – Executives at Roseburg Forest Products announced today that they will be ready to start a phased ramp-up of production at their Weed, Calif., veneer facility beginning Monday, Oct. 13. This date is well ahead of schedule of the earlier target date of Thanksgiving. However, the repairs to…

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White House CEQ Recognizes Forest Products’ Carbon-Friendly Attributes

From Forest Resource Association: On October 8, the White House Council on Environment Quality released its 79-page Climate and Natural Resources Policy Agenda, summarized on a six-page Fact Sheet, outlining programs to support the President’s Climate Action Plan announced last year.  While the details of the document merit further study,…

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