Salvage logging is first step to recovery after fires

By David A. Bischel / Sacramento Bee, Oct. 13, 2015 As California nears the end of another devastating wildfire season, it’s important that we understand the comprehensive nature of wildfire and how it impacts our forests. Although fire has always been an important part of the Sierra Nevada, the explosive fires…

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Calforests Opinion in Comstock Magazine (Oct 2015)

If you live in Northern California, chances are you have experiences quite a few hazy days in this summer - most likely caused by smoke and a nearby wildfire. As a result of the ongoing draught and insect infestation, much of California's forestland is vulnerable to devastating fires - posting…

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Coho Salmon Have Returned to Greenwood Creek

Mendocino Redwood Company confirms presence of Coho Salmon after decades of absence Contact: John Andersen Director, Forest Policy 707-962-2820 jandersen@mendoco.com   RELEASE -- Ukiah, Calif. (July 14, 2015) -- Coho salmon fry have been confirmed in the upper reaches of Greenwood Creek and in one of its tributaries, Valenti Gulch…

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SPI shows off new large-log sawmill

A group of more than 50 community leaders and elected officials, including Congressman Doug LaMalfa, received a firsthand look at Sierra Pacific Industries’ new large-log sawmill in Quincy on Friday, May 29. SPI owners Red and George Emmerson were on hand to field questions and emphasize their commitment to keeping…

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Bill Promoting California-grown Lumber Passes Assembly Floor

AB 429 would provide a preference to local lumber will keep forests healthy and intact (Sacramento, CA) -- Today, AB 429, authored by Assemblymember Brian Dahle, passed the Assembly Floor by a vote of 78-0. This bill would require any state agency that purchases lumber to give preference to lumber…

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Wildfire Awareness Week: Statement from the President

“Wildfire Awareness Week” is dedicated to building awareness of the importance of wildfire prevention and preparedness. The full week of May 3 through 9, CAL FIRE and their partners will come together to help remind residents of the dangers of wildfires and the key steps that should be followed to…

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