2015 California Forestry Challenge

The 2015 California Forestry Challenge (CFC) events are now complete. Several SAF members and many in the forestry community volunteered. A total of 390 students and 75 teachers from 45 schools participated, a 30% increase from 2014. The student participants were 58% female, an all-time high. The California Forestry Challenge is a competitive event for… Read More 2015 California Forestry Challenge

Chair’s corner—One California SAF: To Be or Not to Be?

For the past couple of years, the NorCal-SoCal joint society merger task force (composed of three members from each NorCal and SoCal executive committee, the society chairs and the 3rd District board member) have been researching the pros and cons of a formal merger between NorCal SAF and SoCal SAF, thus possibly creating a “One… Read More Chair’s corner—One California SAF: To Be or Not to Be?

Webinar Series: Status of Forests and Forestry in California

Tentative dates: early 2016 Every five years the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Forest Resource Assessment Program (FRAP) prepares a report detailing the conditions in California’s forest and range ecosystems and working landscapes. This webinar series is planned in part to present some of the information gathered during the process of… Read More Webinar Series: Status of Forests and Forestry in California

California State Societies of American Foresters Centennial

Plans are proceeding to celebrate the centennial of the California SAF, which was established in 1916. Although the state is currently two state societies, it originally was set up representing the entire state. At the joint NorCal-SoCal summer meeting, a steering committee was established to organize activities to celebrate and promote the centennial. The committee… Read More California State Societies of American Foresters Centennial