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California Forestry Association Reacts to Governor Newsom’s May Revision Budget

SACRAMENTO – The California Forestry Association (Calforests) issued the statement below on behalf of its President and CEO, Rich Gordon, following the release of Governor Gavin Newsom’s revised 2020-2021 State Budget proposal:

“Since day one of his tenure, Governor Newsom embraced the idea that actively managing our forests is a central component to guarding against devastating wildfires. He has led from the front on this issue and our industry appreciates his continued partnership and collaboration on wildfire preparation and mitigation efforts. It is doubly encouraging to see that he will maintain this commitment even as our state begins to confront the daunting fiscal challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. We look forward to working with the Governor, his Administration – including Chief Thom Porter and his team at CAL FIRE – as well as other partners to ensure that California’s forests are well managed as we gear up for what promises to be a uniquely challenging wildfire season.”

The California Forestry Association (Calforests) is the statewide trade association that consists of forest owners, forest products producers and forestry professionals committed to sustainable forestry and responsible stewardship of our renewable natural resources through environmentally sound policies and conservation practices. The forest sector is a significant contributor to our state’s environmental and economic well-being. To find out more about Calforests, please visit