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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AB 429: Calforests sponsors bill to promote sustainably grown wood products

  The legislative session is well underway. This year Calforests is sponsoring AB 429 with one of our Legislators of the Year, Assemblymember Dahle. AB 429 seeks to require state agencies to purchase wood and wood products harvested under the Z'Berg-Nejedly Forest Practice Act given that price, fitness and quality are equal. The bill, recognizing the environmental, recreational and economic contribution forests provide to our state, would replace the general practice for state agencies to…

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Green Diamond Resource Company Growing with Major Oregon Purchase

NEWS RELEASE September, 29, 2014 Green Diamond Resource Company President Douglas Reed today announced that the company has purchased approximately 600,000 acres of timberland in South Central Oregon from JWTR LLC of Klamath Falls, Ore.With this acquisition, Green Diamond Resource Company owns and manages over 1.3 million acres of forests…

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Rim Fire Recovery Record of Decision Released

On August 27th, 2014, the United States Forest Service of Stanislaus National Forest headed by Susan Skalski, Forest Supervisor, released the Environmental Impact Study and the Record of Decision for the Rim Fire Recovery. This Record of Decision was created from many meetings and public hearings with all the local…

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U.S. Softwood Lumber Exports Double in Five Years After Promotional Push

(7/14/14) Export sales of American softwood lumber nearly doubled in the past five years, reaching $1.1 billion and the highest level in 16 years, reports the Southern Forest Products Association (SFPA). Meanwhile, exports of pressure-treated lumber, a key value-added item promoted by the association, reached an all-time sales record of…

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Exploring Sustainable Building

The need to reduce fossil fuel consumption and carbon emissions from construction will become increasingly critical as demand for new buildings, bridges and other infrastructure is expected to surge worldwide. Sustainable building can help improve the longevity and the quality of our world’s natural resources.  Green building has already gained…

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