Theme: "Roads and Water - Making It Work!"
If you have a Nonindustrial Management Plan (NTMP) or plan to harvest with a Timber Harvest Plan (THP) anytime in the near future, this program will provide insight on how your roads will have to be managed to further reduce sediment delivery to streams and meet the intent of the new Board of Forestry Road Rules that went into effect January 2015. These new rules are going to result initially in higher logging costs with the intent of saving money and effort in the long run with a reduction in future road maintenance costs. Landowners that are actively managing their property can potentially save costs on post harvest monitoring once they understand how and when some of the work and documentation can be done themselves.
To make your hotel reservations, call the Holiday Inn Auburn at (530) 887-8787. Be sure to mention Forest Landowners of California to receive the group rate of $109 per night.
You may also make your reservation online by clicking on the following link: Forest Land Owners 2015 Meeting. Be sure to use the Group Code "FLO" when making your reservation online.
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Dates and Locations Coming Soon!
I am Denise Levine, the newest member of the Communications Committee. Our family owns almost 200 acres of the Napa River Watershed in the Mayacamas Mountains, the ridge that runs between the Napa Valley and the Sonoma Valley. Heavily forested and one of the original homesteads in the western hills, my father bought the property in the late 1970s with the intent to do a select harvest.
Our Forest contains Dougas Fir (41%), Coastal Redwood (25%), Bay Laurel (20%), Madrone (8%), Black and White Oak (3%), Tanoak (2%) and Miscellaneous Hardwoods (1%). The understory consists of hardwoods, shrubs, grasses and forbs. Species include buckeye, big leaf maple, alder, ash, willow, pacific yew, coyote brush, manzanita, chamise, gooseberry, toyon, hazelnut, buckbrush, coffeeberry, elderberry, dogwood, bear grass and poison oak.
In 1983, my husband Steven Levine and I moved into the original house, built in 1929. A year later, my father began the last timber harvest for almost twenty years in Napa not resulting in a clear cut conversion to vineyard. Long, expensive and ending in a lawsuit with Napa County (which Napa eventually lost), the harvest proceeded, but took its toll on everyone involved.