Redding Timber Harvesting Review Pilot Project Report Released

Redding Review Team, Pilot Project Report The California Resources Agency and CAL EPA released a report last week on the results of the "Redding Timber Harvesting Review Pilot Project."  This one-year project ran from March 2012 to March 2013 to evaluate procedures in the review of timber harvest documents from…

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Calforests Quarterly : Summer 2013

Hello! We are excited to announce the new Calforests Publication! The Calforests Quarterly will highlight issues and activities happening in our forests and on-going work from the association and our members to help make our forests healthier and sustainable. Please take a look of the first publication - The Burning…

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Sen. Boxer: Sequestration slows fight of Silver Fire

RANCHO MIRAGE - U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer expressed frustration Wednesday in an exclusive interview with The Desert Sun that the federal sequester is impacting crews' ability to fight fire at a time when climate change is increasing the number of blazes. Boxer is scheduled to be in Riverside Thursday to…

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Superior Court Dismisses Moonlight Fire Lawsuit

[image position="center" center_padding="0" right_padding="0" url="http://www.calforests.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/SPI_Logo.png" width="104" height="76"/] PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release: July 29, 2013 Anderson, CA – Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) announced today that Judge Leslie C. Nichols, sitting by appointment in the Plumas County Superior Court, dismissed a lawsuit brought by the California Department of Forestry and Fire…

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US Congressional Hearing: Active Forest Management Will Help Prevent Catastrophic Wildfires

[image position="left" left_padding="0" right_padding="0" url="http://www.calforests.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/newnatreslogo-150x150.png" width="150" height="150"/]WASHINGTON, D.C., July 11, 2013 - Today, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation held an oversight hearing on “Wildfire and Forest Management.” The hearing focused on the need for increased forest management to reduce hazardous fuels and the risk…

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Remembering 19 of America’s Elite Firefighting Crew

Calforests PRESS RELEASE: Remembering 19 of America’s Elite Firefighting Crew Unfortunate realization of our growing wildfire season Assembly member Bob Wieckowski and the California Forestry Association (Calforests) were saddened to hear the news of the 19 hotshot firefighters who lost their lives fighting a wildfire that has now consumed 50…

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Obama to Reveal Plan to Address Climate Change

[image position="left" left_padding="0" right_padding="0" url="http://www.calforests.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Forest_WH-300x130.jpg" width="300" height="130"/]           A Message from the President on Climate Change: In President Barak Obama's inaugural address, he pledged that America would respond to the growing threat of climate change for the sake of our children and future generations. At 1:35pm…

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Supreme Court grants PRC Motion to Vacate

  The Supreme Court has granted Pacific Rivers Council’s (PRC) motion to vacate the judgments (including an injunction for the Forest Service to prepare a supplemental NEPA document), to dismiss PRC’s case against the Sierra Framework, and to dismiss the appeal as moot. PRC failed to demonstrate their appeal of…

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Report Examines Economic Effects of Fuel Reduction Treatments

  The U.S. federal government’s investment in hazardous fuel treatments are effective in reducing wildfire risk and severity but more needs to be done, according to a new report by the Ecological Restoration Institute (ERI) at Northern Arizona University (NAU). Titled “The Efficacy of Hazardous Fuel Treatments,” the report takes…

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Farm Bill Update: Bill Fails in the House

Update: Unfortunately, in a 195-234 vote, the House failed to pass comprehensive, five-year Farm Bill legislation today. The Farm Bill included improvements in market opportunities for family forest owners, increased access to conservation programs, maintained funding for the fight against forest pests and pathogens, and protected forest owners from unnecessary permit…

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