Policy

As one of the leading professional forestry organizations in California, the California Society of American Foresters has a responsibility to ensure that policy creators and decision makers are educated when making forestry-related decisions.


California SAF holds formal positions that address current topics in and around forest management:

The Role of Mechanical Treatments in Reducing Risks of Catastrophic Wildfire in California

A Position of the California Society of American Foresters Originally adopted on May 17, 2019. This position will expire in 2024 unless, after subsequent review, it is further extended by the CA SAF board of directors. Position California’s strategy for reducing the frequency and destructiveness of wildfires should include reducing ...
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California’s Wildfire Emergency

A Position of the California Society of American Foresters Originally adopted on May 17, 2019. This position will expire in 2024 unless, after subsequent review, it is further extended by the CA SAF board of directors. Position Of all types of natural disasters, wildfires and earthquakes pose the greatest threats ...
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The Social Benefits of a Robust Woody Biomass Energy Sector in California

A Position of The California Society of American Foresters Originally adopted on May 17, 2019. This position will expire in 2024 unless, after subsequent review, it is further extended by the CA SAF board of directors. Position Much of California’s forestland supports unnaturally dense stands of small, highly flammable trees ...
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National SAF holds additional positions that address current topics in and around forest management:


Additional California Policies: