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The Calforests family would like to extend its condolences to the family and friends of Big Creek Lumber co-founder Homer T. "Bud" McCrary. As many of you know very well, Bud was a giant in the forestry sector and one of its most influential members...

By Rich Gordon, President and CEO, Calforests - The California Legislature has returned to work in Sacramento. The State Assembly resumed work on May 4th and the State Senate is back in session today. While they are back it is under new and very unusual arrangements. Policy...

By Rich Gordon, President and CEO, Calforests - As I write this, I am completing two weeks of home confinement. While I am a little stir crazy, I am committed to doing my part to impact the spread of the virus and protect all of...

By Rich Gordon, President and CEO, Calforests - Governor Issues Executive Order, Homeland Security Deems Forestry Sector as Essential Last night Governor Newsom issued an Executive Order immediately ordering all Californians to stay at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Exceptions to this order are only for those individuals...

By Bill Warne, Partner/Chairman, Downey Brand - On February 20, 2020, the California Supreme Court published its eagerly anticipated decision in the matter of Scholes v. Lambirth Trucking Company. As recently discussed at Calforests' annual meeting by one of the panelists, this case was being...

By Calforests Staff - With current affairs attracting most people’s attention, Calforests would like to acknowledge the contributions of two individuals, who are leaving our family. Lindsey Parsons, Calforests Administrative Assistant, is moving on to a new opportunity. Her last day at Calforests will be March...

By Rich Gordon, President and CEO, Calforests - The coronavirus pandemic has changed all of our lives. Schools are closed, events cancelled, grocery shelves empty and restaurants shuttered. There is a high degree of personal anxiety and deep concerns about the short and long term...

David Arthur Bischel passed away surrounded by family the morning of Thursday, April 25, 2019 at the age of 68 in Auburn, California following a recurrence of cancer five years after his initial diagnosis. He was born in Rapid City, South Dakota, to Kenneth Henry...

By Justin Caporusso, Chair – California Forest Watershed Alliance (CAFWA). Posted by PublicCEO. California is home to nearly 40 million residents, the world’s 5th largest economy, and a collection of cutting-edge and entrepreneurial leaders in the arena of public policy. These are traits that most states,...