CALIFORNIA FORESTRY ASSOCIATION NAMES GEORGE GENTRY SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT

SACRAMENTO - The California Forestry Association (Calforests) announced the promotion of George Gentry - formerly Vice President of Regulatory Affairs - to Senior Vice President of the association. "Since joining Calforests four years ago, George has immersed himself in the complex and constantly evolving world of California's forestry regulatory structure," said Rich Gordon, President and CEO of Calforests. "With more than 40 years working in the state's forestry sector, George's encyclopedic knowledge has proven to…

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CALIFORNIA FORESTRY ASSOCIATION RESPONDS TO GOVERNOR NEWSOM’S MAY REVISE

SACRAMENTO – The California Forestry Association (Calforests) today issued the following statement from its President and CEO, Rich Gordon, after Governor Newsom released his May Revise: “Since he came into office, Governor Newsom has regularly discussed the need for greater investment in California’s efforts to combat year-long wildfires. His May Revise is yet another clear indication that he means what he says. “Our industry applauds his proposals to (1) increase funding for the implementation of…

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CALIFORNIA FORESTRY ASSOCIATION RESPONDS TO GOVERNOR NEWSOM’S PLAN TO CURB CATASTROPHIC WILDFIRES

SACRAMENTO – The California Forestry Association (Calforests) today issued the following statement from its President and CEO, Rich Gordon, following the release of Governor Newsom’s plan to address wildfires in California: “We applaud Governor Newsom for taking a decidedly proactive approach to addressing our state’s wildfire epidemic. The Governor’s plan is both thoughtful and comprehensive and sets the stage for the critical discussions about wildfire preparedness that will take place at the State Capitol over…

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CALIFORNIA FORESTRY ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES 2019 LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES

SACRAMENTO – The California Forestry Association (Calforests) today announced its sponsorship of a legislative package that enhances state forest management practices, increases wildfire reduction efforts, and levels the playing field for victims when they seek damages from wildfires. “California is now home to a year-long wildfire season that demands a proactive approach to forest management, wildfire reduction, and protection of the rights of wildfire victims,” said Rich Gordon, President of Calforests. “The unfortunate reality is…

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California Forestry Association’s Statement on Little Hoover Commission’s Report on Forest Health

California Forestry Association President Rich Gordon released the following statement in regards to the Little Hoover Commission’s report Fire on the Mountain: Rethinking Forest Management in the Sierra Nevada released today. “We support the Little Hoover Commission’s findings that forest health is paramount to all Californians, said Rich Gordon, president and CEO of the California Forestry Association. “Healthy forests provide us with clean air and water; wildlife habitat; clean energy; sustainable wood products and green…

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Diverse voices respond to increased tree mortality

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Today, the U.S. Forest Service announced that tree mortality in California has killed 129 million trees, up 27 million from this time last year.  In response to the increased tree mortality numbers, the California Forest Watershed Alliance released the following statement: “These growing tree mortality numbers are not a surprise given the current state of California’s public forestlands.  They are however devastating to the landscape, threatening public resources and local communities.  This…

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California Forestry Association Hires Former Assembly Member Rich Gordon as New President and CEO

California Forestry Association (Calforests) Chairman Arne Hultgren announced today that former Assemblyman Rich Gordon has been named its new President and CEO, effective July 17, 2017.   “We’ve worked with Rich for years and are pleased to have him join our Association. We’re confident his leadership and policy experience will continue to create great policy results for California and for our membership,” said Chairman Hultgren.   Gordon brings more than 20 years of public service…

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