Remembrance of Gil Murray, April 24

Please join me for a moment to honor the life of Gil Murray, a dedicated father and family man, a distinguished forester and forest industry leader, a good friend and colleague; whose life was cut short by a horrific and senseless act 20 years ago on April 24, 1995. David Bischel, President Calforests Read the Record Searchlight report from April 25, 1995.  

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California Forests and Greenhouse Gas Reduction Webinar Series

From UC Forest Research and Outreach: CAL FIRE is granting funds from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) for forestry projects that will reduce or avoid GHG emissions. A total of $42 million has been allocated for the following project types: Forest health improvement Reduce wildfire vegetation (fuel) hazards Increase carbon sequestration in conifer forests and implement research projects on Demonstration State Forests Reforest degraded lands Establish and improve urban and community forests Conserve forestland…

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Calforests Welcomes Kirstin Kolpitcke to the Team

Calforests Welcomes Kirstin Kolpitcke to the Team Kolpitcke will serve as VP of Legislative Affairs Press Release (Sacramento) - California Forestry Association (Calforests) President David A. Bischel announced today that Ms. Kirstin Kolpitcke has been named vice president of legislative affairs and will officially start March 9, 2015. In this…

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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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Roseburg Forest Products announces response plan for Weed, Calif.

Press Release Issued by Roseburg Dillard, Ore. – After assessing the damage of the fire in its Weed Veneer facility, Roseburg has announced its response plan for the employees of the Weed facility. While significant damage occurred to outbuildings, residual piles, and certain areas of the manufacturing facility, the company’s…

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Op-Ed: Don’t rob from healthy forest programs to fight wildfires

Each year, funding for crucial programs that impact forest management on public lands is transferred to pay for unavoidable wildfire suppression activity. Even when these programs are repaid, the delay is often months. The Wildfire Disaster Funding Act (WDFA), S. 1875 and H.R. 3992, fixes these delay problems by funding…

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