The 2022 California Society of American Foresters Winter Meeting

Proactive Approaches for Restoring Fire Resilient Forests in California

Punctuated by the release of the Venado Declaration, the need for active management in California’s forests is widely recognized and agreed upon – more so than any other time in recent history.  As each summer brings news of devastation of our rural communities and forestlands, we as a community of interest grow more and more concerned about the state of our forested land, and more and more anxious to see the work that desperately needs to be done, get done. 

During the 2021 Cal SAF Summer Meeting at Shaver Lake, we saw how good forest management protected forest resources and saved towns and critical infrastructure.  We heard from land managers, government officials, and regulators about how this community worked together to make forest management happen in their own back yard.  Inspired by the good work done at Shaver Lake, this year’s winter meeting will focus on expanding that type of work statewide – fueled by the active and knowledgeable members of Cal SAF. 

The 2022 Winter Meeting will explore what we, as a community of interest, can do to advocate for forest management to help prevent the continued and unsustainable loss of our forestlands (and the resources these lands provide) to megafires in California. The meeting will feature presentations by subject matter experts and forestry leaders during the first half of the day.  In the afternoon, Cal SAF members will work in small group breakout sessions to identify the resources needed to assist our membership in advocating for proactive, tangible, and actionable forest management efforts at local, state and regional levels.

Cal SAF is excited to welcome Keynote speaker Thom Porter, immediate-past-Chief of CALFIRE, who will share his insights into ways an organization like Cal SAF can effectively engage at both the state and local levels to promote active forest management in their communities.

To register, please visit the Eventbrite page.

For more details, please click the icon below to download a PDF with a full agenda, and registration information. 

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The 2021 William Main Seminar Series

The Intersections of Forestry and Human Health

The 2021 Seminar Series began in February and concluded in April.  Each session was recorded and is available for public viewing.

There is widespread recognition among Californians that past management practices have created forests in an untenable state. Forest health is compromised to the point that immediate, large scale intervention is required. But how do past, present and future management practices impact the health of communities in California? The 2021 William Main Seminar focused on the intersection of forest and human health, examining how management of California’s forests impacts the well being of individuals and communities throughout the state. This year’s series brought practitioners from forestry, academia, NGOs, wildland fire fighting and Tribal communities to Berkeley to share their perspectives on how past, current and future management of California’s forests has impacted the health and wellbeing of its population.

 Learn more about speakers, dates and the William Main endowment.

Berkeley Forests hosts a variety of events on the Berkeley campus, in Sacramento, at its various forest properties, and beyond. For information about upcoming campus events, visit the UC College of Natural Resources calendar. For events at our forests, visit us on Facebook, check the UCANR Forest Research and Outreach events calendar, or contact our Research Station Manager, Ariel Roughton.