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Private Forest Landowner Workshop: Accessing Grant Funds for Wildfire Resilience and Fuels Management Projects

Humboldt County Agriculture Building
October 28, 2023

Curious about state and federal grant-funded projects for fuels management on your Property? Not sure which project is right for you? Join the Buckeye Conservancy, California Forest Conservation Foundation (a IRC 501c3 organization and Forest Landowners of California’s education partner) and Humboldt and Del Norte Counties UC Cooperative Extension for a unique one-day workshop to help North Coast private forest landowners learn about and access state and federal grant funds for forest fuels reduction.

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FLC Field Day

Cedar Woods Tree Farm
November 5, 2022

Join us for a field day in the Central Sierra on November 5, 2022 at the Cedar Woods Tree Farm near Nevada City, CA. We will be looking at a 90-acre property with a newer NTMP, an in-process major CFIP reforestation and thinning project and fuels management efforts along a narrow public road by multiple owners.
Cost is $25 Member / $35 Nonmember

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Small Fire


Budget and Legislative Update – As of July 7, 2022

By Brian White, KP Public Affairs

Budget Update
Governor Newsom and Democrat leaders inked a budget deal just before the Legislature adjourned for a month-long summer recess starting July 1. The budget deal came together after agreements were reached to return several billion dollars back to taxpayers in the form of tax rebates. The Governor signed the overall $300 billion budget framework contained in SB 154 (Skinner), which was followed up by the signing of two additional “budget bill juniors” (AB 178 – Ting and AB 180 – Ting). The Governor also signed 27 other budget trailer bills that will implement various policy provisions that are tied to funding requests in the areas of education, resources, energy, health care, transportation, housing and public safety.

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What’s the Latest with Western Fire Resilience Efforts? The California Situation

Claire McAdams, California Forest Conservation Foundation and Forest Landowners of California
June 13, 2022

There are more than 87,000 discrete small forest landowners throughout California. The state’s main policy focus is to “increase pace and scale:” to mitigate catastrophic wildfires by treating landscape- or watershed-scale parcels. Unfortunately, this focus on larger scale lessens direct aid opportunities for thousands of scattered small private-owned forestlands.

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Casualty Losses As a Result of Fire or Other Casualty Events1

Your timberland has just experienced damage from a wildfire. What must you do now, to be able to claim a potential loss on your Federal and state tax returns?

What is a casualty loss? A casualty loss for individuals is defined in Section § 165(c) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) as follows: In the case of an individual, the deduction under subsection (a) shall be limited to (1) losses incurred in a trade or business; losses incurred in any transaction entered into for profit, though not connected with a trade or business; and . . . losses of property not connected with a trade or business or a transaction entered into for profit, if such losses arise from fire, storm . . . or from theft.

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How to Reach Us During Our Hybrid Work Hours

As we ease out of the pandemic, we are supporting our staff teams to work in the office and remotely. We do not have access to live telephone answering. The best way in which to reach us is by email. Email us at info@forestlandowners.org. We will respond to messages in the order they are received within 48 hours. We thank you in advance for your continued patience as we navigate this situation. The voice mail is checked daily, and you may leave us a detailed message with your telephone number and/or email information at (877) 326-3778.

Thought we were safe

Jim Doerksen passed the first night of the Glass fire watching anxiously as the blaze burned to the east of his longtime St. Helena Road home, turning the sky an unsettling, deep red as the wildfire crossed the Mayacamas Mountains on its march toward east Santa Rosa and Highway 12.

The fire was close but moving south and southwest, on a path away from the refuge on Mark West Creek that Doerksen and his wife, Betty, have shared for nearly 40 years. Their 120-acre property, now owned by LandPaths, is home to the nonprofit’s Owl Camp, attended each year by hundreds of school-age children who immerse themselves in the landscape Jim Doerksen, 81, has stewarded since 1967.

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