FOREST LANDOWNERS E-NEWS
FOREST LANDOWNERS OF CALIFORNIA
FEBRUARY 2007 VOL 5
John Middlebrook President’s Report
By John Williams
Charles Greenlaw As we begin a new year we confront new challenges and
face new opportunities for California forest landowners.
Board of Directors First and foremost we enter the new year with a new face
John Williams, Santa Rosa for our Association. I am very pleased to inform you
Ralph Gaarde, Oakdale
that on January 11th Melinda Fleming started work as our
Vice President new Executive Director! Melinda brings passion,
Charles Greenlaw, Sacramento experience and enthusiasm to her new job that I expect
Dennis Bebensee, Shingletown
will energize us all as we move forward. Your Board
Secretary unanimously endorsed her hire. A brief biography of
Bill Beaty, Redding Melinda’s qualifications and experience is included in
George Belden, Redding
Bob Berlage, Davenport
Ron Berryman, McCloud
Jim Chapin, Redding On the political front, one or more members of the Board
Nan Deniston, South Pasadena of Forestry is expected to come vacant this year and we
Sally French, Garberville
Brian Hall, Cohasset will have an opportunity to encourage the Governor to
Art Harwood, Branscomb appoint a member who can represent the interests of
Ron Knaus, Nevada City forest landowners in Board of Forestry deliberations.
Len Lindstrand, Redding
Jim Little, Laytonville Your Board is making progress in recruitment of
Elizabeth Maybee, Garberville someone to take over the legislative and political
Ron Michener, Zenia activities associated with forestland ownership; I am
John Middlebrook, Chico
Eric Moore, Felton confident that we will soon have a beneficial resolution
Peter Parker, Altadena to that aspect of our organization as well.
Margaret Perry, Fort Bragg
Forest Tilley, Fort Bragg
Steven VanderHorst, Ukiah
The annual meeting committee has done an outstanding
job of developing a program for our 2007 Annual
Directors Emeritus Conference in Fortuna that promises to be both
Hal Bowman, Dunsmuir
Wayne Miller, Orinda informative and fun! The field trip will be hosted by The
Joe Russ IV, Ferndale Pacific Lumber Company (PALCO) in nearby Scotia, the
Charles Wagner, Stockton last active company logging town in California. On
Executive Director Thursday we will tour the company’s new state-of-the-
Melinda Fleming art sawmill, an excellent fisheries program, their forest
plantations and wildlife management activities. PALCO
Official publication of the Forest
Landowners of California resource experts will explain how their Habitat
PO Box 1096 Conservation Plan combines protection of threatened fish
Soulsbyville, CA 95372
firstname.lastname@example.org and wildlife with intensive forest management. Friday’s
schedule includes an interesting panel discussion on
hunting revenue opportunities on privately owned
forestland, and other topics relevant to complete management of your forestlands. Please
read the Annual Conference Schedule and Registration Form included in this newsletter
and send in your completed registration form to Melinda right away.
I look forward to seeing you in Fortuna!
Melinda Fleming, Executive Director
Forest Landowners of California
Melinda Fleming, Forest Landowners new executive director, says she expects to be able to meet
the challenges of her new role with enthusiasm and energy. Education about the wise, multiple
use of all natural resources, especially forest land, is a passion for her. And, Education, is a key
word in her vocabulary and background.
Melinda was born in Hoopa, California. She was the fifth child of two educators, and followed in
their footsteps after graduating from California State University, Stanislaus and getting her
teaching credential from University of the Pacific, Stockton. Melinda taught high school at
Sonora High in Sonora, California, and at Summerville High in Tuolumne, California. Her
expertise was English and journalism, but she later went back to school to get a Reading
Credential to work with remedial students in language acquisition. Melinda has also worked in
the publishing field.
In 1977, Melinda married her husband, Ken Fleming, a forester with then Fibreboard, based in
Standard, California at the Pickering Mill facility. Fibreboard was purchased by Louisiana
Pacific, then by Sierra Pacific Industries. Ken is a silva-culturalist for the company’s Sonora
Division. Melinda and Ken have three grown children, and six grandchildren.
In 2003 Melinda left teaching and soon was hired as a consultant for Tuolumne County Alliance
for Resources & Environment, Inc., (TuCARE), a non-profit multiple use organization that
focuses on Environmental Education at a local, state and nationwide level. TuCARE advocates
the wise use of all natural resources and works to support the infrastructure of communities like
Tuolumne County which rely on natural resource industries for their survival. Melinda was hired
initially as an Administrative Consultant, but within a year was given the task of Advocacy
Consultant, working with local policy makers and state and national legislators on behalf of the
natural resources industries, the stakeholders of public land use, and community members who
need assistance and/or support for a resource issue
Melinda says of her work with TuCARE, “Sometimes there are multiple plates spinning in the
air, but I’ve always enjoyed the circus!” She finds being in the “thick” of things energizing and
understands the complexity of balancing passion with reason as she works side-by-side
with other groups and policy-makers on often delicate and flash-point issues. Working with
Forest Landowners of California seemed like a natural extension for her.
“Exposed to tree-farming for nearly 30 years, vicariously through my husband, has taught me
many things. First, farming of any sort is hard, back-breaking work. Second, tree farming is
more politically charged than any other type of farming. There are so many restrictions and
guidelines, constantly changing and being added to, which requires a tree farmer to constantly
evolve. It isn’t a lifestyle for everyone, especially for those who resist change. Third, I learned
that the wood products industries are the backbone of this nation. They are also often the most
maligned and misunderstood of industries. When I visit seedling nurseries and see the vast acres
of healthy seedlings, when I look at the statistics regarding the use of wood products in our
nation, and when I see the catastrophic wildfires that destroy thousands of acres of potential
harvest, I can’t help but be convinced that what I do as a representative of those who work with
natural resources is my best work yet. The benefit from sustainable natural resource practices
affects all of us. I’m delighted that the work I do can help others understand this.”
Melinda works out of her office in Sonora, California. She can be contacted at her current email
address: email@example.com or by calling (209) 352-8012. Please feel free to call
or email anytime for assistance.
Editor’s Note: Welcome aboard Melinda. All of us at Forest Landowners are anxious to get
to know you and work with you.
FLC Says Goodbye To Early Member Claude Cayce Douglas
Claude Cayce Douglas, 96, of Anderson died December 9, 2006 at home.
Claude Douglas was borne Oct 26, 1919, in North Pole, Alaska and moved to Shasta County in
1974. He and his family were long time owners and managers of Deerlick Springs Resort near
Wildewood in Trinity County. He was a former Board of Director and long time member of
Forest Landowners of California. He was a railroad conductor for Union Pacific Railroad and
Alaska Railroads, and a member of the Transportation Union local 1626 in Laramie, Wyoming;
was a Master Mason at Masonic Lodge 12 in Fairbanks, Alaska; and was former president and
regional governor of the Lions Club International in North Pole.
Survivors include daughter Claudia of Wasilla, Alaska; brother Earl of Inglewood; sister Stella
Gierow of Hot Springs, Arkansas; two grandchildren; and one great-grand-child.
Oregon Spring Tree Farm and the Fires of 2001 and 2006
David and Carolyn Beans’ letter to Jim Chapin and sent to E-News
Editor’s Note: The December issue of E-News featured an article that covered the October 7,
2006 field day held at the Beans forest property – the Oregon Spring Tree Farm – that was
overrun by two wildfires occurring in 2001 and 2006 respectively.
This article describes the actual work that has and is being done to reforest the property
following the two successive fires in what can only be described as extreme forestland
We, David and Carolyn Beans, purchased our tree farm in 1978. David, a professional forester,
worked to improve the land through thinning, selective logging, and planting sparse areas. He
also built our dream home with his own hands and without commercial power. The property has
several invaluable springs that help with caring for our needs as well as the needs of our property.
We raised three children on the mountain and taught them what it means to be good stewards of
On the afternoon of August 28, 2001, our 80 acre tree farm was completely burned over by the
Oregon Fire. We lost our home, all our belongings, and all of our trees. The only thing that
survived the fire was David, Carolyn, Buddy (the German Shepard dog), and Precious (the 15
year old cat). Fortunately, all the children were grown and no longer living at home.
The original stand consisted of 65% Douglas Fir, 30% Ponderosa Pine, and 5% Sugar Pine. In
October 2001,we salvaged logged the property netting about $28,000. The property was cleaned-
up and prepared for replanting our forest and rebuilding a home where the original sat. After
living for 23 years without commercial power, the money received from salvage logging made it
possible for us to bring commercial power to our property. Before the fire we used solar and
wood for heating our hot water, wood for heat, and a mini Harris pelton wheel for making electric
power. We planted about 30,000 trees: mostly Ponderosa Pine with a few Douglas Fir and
Incense Cedar. When planting we used nets and stakes to promote survival. Planting crews were
hired to do the majority of the planting on the 80 acres over two seasons.
Some things we learned from the 2001 planting process were that:
1. Fall Planting seems to be the best time to plant for survival. Note: Right after the first
planting in the fall of 2001 we had a snow that laid over most of the trees so we had to go
back and pick them up. Also, the nets tended to constrict their growth.)
2. There were some government programs available to help in the process of reforestation,
such as FIP, CFIP, and EQIP. Beans spent about $40,000 and received about $28,000
back from these combined programs.
3. It was important to spray the 80 acres for brush control. As a private landowner, the cost
was prohibitive. Therefore, we only sprayed once at a cost of $12,000.
Just as we were beginning to see the fruits of our labor, the Junction Fire hit on July 29, 2006.
This fire traveled over 4 miles in just 7 hours to reach our property. Surprisingly, it traveled the
same path as the 2001 fire and again burned all around our home, burning 95% of our new trees.
The 5% of that number that survived were pines trees. Again, Beans were faced with the decision
to either leave their land or begin again and replant the 35 acres out of the 40 that burned. One
blessing was the fire raged all around our yard but did not burn it as in the 2001 fire.
After the 2001 fire, we sold the upper 40 acres to our son Daniel, and his young family. Together
we rebuilt their home and built their dream home overlooking the valley to the east. When the
2006 fire came through, it burned all around their home but the house structure did not
burn. After all, what was left to burn but grass, brush and new little trees! It was a shock
to many of the firefighters that the fire would follow the same path as before. They said
it would not do that. Well, we can testify to the fact that just because an area has burned once
does not mean that it will not burn again!
So, this year, after the Junction Fire, we began planning what was needed to be done to reclaim
the land once again. We decided this time to plant more of a mixture of species: Sugar Pine,
Cedar, Coast Redwood, and Giant Sequoia. This time it was decided NOT to use nets or stakes.
Things have been different this time around. We have more hungry rabbits and deer looking for
food. They are chewing and pulling up the new tender trees, especially the cedar. David has had
to go back and replant many seedlings. Again, we have applied for EQIP funding but have been
told that if we receive approval for funding we will qualify for only 50% because we have had
our tree farm for over 10 years. Our insurance company, State Farm, has been more helpful. The
paid us 5% of the value of the property for loss of landscaping and trees, which came to a total of
As the New Year passes, we look forward to the growth we will see in the spring. We know that
the trees we have planted are for the benefit of our grandchildren and their children. That’s okay
for we feel we are leaving them a greater legacy than what money can buy.
David & Carolyn Beans
LOGGING APPLICATIONS STACK UP FOLLOWING COURT DECISION
By Genevieve Bookwalter, Sentinel staff writer
Santa Cruz Sentinel, January 8, 2007
(Editor’s Note: Santa Cruz County has added additional regulations to forestlands in their
county which has led to major problems. Forest landowners in other counties should take note
and use their influence to stop the spread of this regulatory practice by Boards of Supervisors.)
The owners of more than 3,060 acres of forest in Santa Cruz County are applying to
rezone their land to allow logging, and county supervisors will soon be faced with
deciding whether to let it go forward — a decision they haven't had to make for seven
For Big Creek Lumber Co. in Davenport, that means more than 800 acres that have
been off-limits since the beginning of 2000 could once again be open to logging. The
rest of the applications for rezoning come from small landowners, Cal Poly San Luis
Obispo and the Redwood Empire timber company.
But even if supervisors want to curb the tree cutting, California law leaves their hands
virtually tied. If applicants meet state rezoning criteria, supervisors must approve the
"If Big Creek meets state law, they can't do anything about it," said Mark Deming, the
county's assistant planning director.
The possible permission to log, however, isn't coming the way Big Creek and other
property owners originally wanted. Until 2000, logging was allowed on the land in
question. But in 1999, supervisors passed rules requiring all parcels be zoned specifically for
timber production before logging occurs. That requirement added expense and more red tape to
The zoning rules took effect in 2000, but they spent the next seven years winding through the
state courts after Big Creek challenged their legality. During the legal process, no logging on
parcels without the proper zoning could happen. Last summer, however, the state Supreme Court
upheld the county's tighter rules.
As a result, about 20 rezoning applications that have languished in the Planning Department for
more than half a decade, waiting for a final court decision, are now moving forward.
The end to the legal wrangling frees up relatively new land to log, but Big Creek spokesman Bob
Berlage (Editor’s Note: Bob is currently a member of the FLC Board of Directors) said he
fears that in the long run, the regulations will take more land out of timber production.
While rezoning for timber production qualifies property owners for a significant tax break, Berlage
and other foresters worry small property owners would prefer to sell their land for subdivisions
rather than deal with the arduous rezoning process.
For rezoning to be considered, the county requires a special management plan by a registered
forester that can cost thousands of dollars, and subsequent analysis by the county Planning
Department runs $136 an hour.
"Those ordinances are a mistake on the county's part because it's gong to force some forest land
owners to undoubtedly sell their property," Berlage said.
He hopes the tax break and the price of redwood will offset the costs and convince property
owners to keep their land forested. Big Creek pays landowners $800 to $1,000 for a tree about
130 feet tall, with a 30-inch diameter at chest height.
On the flip side, Deming also cited housing development as a reason to require the rezoning.
"With the value of land to build houses so high, it's a different ball game," Deming said. Without
the new zoning rules, property owners could apply to fell as many trees as possible, then use the
logging roads and open spaces for a new subdivision. That's a problem because logging roads
are not designed to support fire trucks or regular traffic, Demming said. It also creates issues with
other property owners, who might still want to log their land.
"I don't think that's what Big Creek has in mind for its long-term plans at all, but they're not the
only players in town," Deming said. "That, I think, is the crux of the issue: eliminating the
About half of the 20 applications went before the Planning Commission last month, and the
remaining applications will be considered Wednesday. They then should go before the Board of
Supervisors in late February or early March, which will give final approval or denial.
Contact Genevieve Bookwalter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monitor and Influence Your Forestland County’s Planning Commission and Board
By Charles Greenlaw
As the article reprinted from the Santa Cruz Sentinel shows, county-level regulatory actions can
now be decisive as to whether you will ever be able to harvest any of your forestland’s timber.
Anti-harvesting activists have more clout than ever before, via local government agency actions.
Other counties may be tempted to restrict timber harvesting in the way Santa Cruz County has
pioneered, or otherwise add to regulatory burdens that we have too much of already.
County planning and regulatory actions often come up suddenly and without enough
notice to get your attention—unless you’re already watching the originating and
enacting county agencies.
Forest Landowners of California has not, at the executive director or board of directors level,
been monitoring local government agencies as an active responsibility. It is unlikely that this will
change any time soon, although ways of receiving alerts from individual members and alerting all
known FLC members in the county of concern were discussed at the February 2, 2007 Board of
Directors meeting. Our new Executive Director, Melinda Fleming, will receive and initiate action
on information supplied by FLC members.
Thus it remains necessary for you to maintain your own watch and take personal involvement in
the local government’s activities where your forestland is located. Many of our Santa Cruz
County members are already doing this. We have asked several sources known to us for tips on
how to be effective in discovering and influencing local regulatory proposals.
DISCOVERY: From your home computer, go to the county’s website. Example: My family’s
forestland is in Lake County. I entered “Lake County California” in a Google search and the
county administration’s homepage headed the resulting list. A few clicks got me the planning
commission’s homepage. It offers agendas of the next meeting and the recent past ones, also
minutes of past meetings. Biographies, portraits, and e-mail addresses are given for most of the
commissioners. As for the role of this agency, and how to follow it, another page says,
The Planning Commission is the general advisory body to the Board of Supervisors with
regard to land use decisions and acts on those matters delegated to it by the Board of
Supervisors and state law. The Commission consists of five members appointed by the
Board of Supervisors for a two-year term.
The Commission usually meets on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. […]
Occasionally for special purposes, the Commission will schedule other meetings at
different times. The Planning Commission meetings are open to the public and agendas
are posted the week prior to the meetings. For specific information about the Planning
Commission meetings, call the Community Development Department at […], or you may
also review the upcoming agendas posted on this web site. You can also reach the
Planning Commission by mail at: […]
The home page for the Board of Supervisors gives similar information. The elected supervisors’
districts correspond to the appointed planning commissioners’ districts. This page says,
The County of Lake is a unit of the State of California. It is governed by a Board of
Supervisors consisting of five supervisors each elected for a four-year term of office. The
terms of office are staggered so that two are elected in one general election and three in
The Board usually meets the first, second, third, and fourth Tuesday of each month. […]
The Board meetings are open to the public and agendas are published the week prior to
the meetings. […] For specifics about Board meetings, call the office of the Board at
[…] or review the upcoming agendas posted on this web site. You can also reach the
Board of Supervisors by mail.
Major responsibilities of the Board of Supervisors include: […] Making important land
use decisions, […] Adopting County Ordinances, […] Supervisors also assist citizens in
solving problems and addressing local concerns.
We understand that all counties have similar practices. A FLC source with a career in local
government. planning adds that planning commissioners act as a sounding board for the
Board of Supervisors and are given authority to hear all planning department matters that
impact the public. They approve various non-controversial issues for public applicants.
However, if anything that comes up that is controversial, an aggrieved party may request
scheduling the issue before the Board of Supervisors.
Also, watch for the existence of Advisory Committees of volunteers, that are established by or
otherwise looked to by the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors. Some are likely to
focus on fish and wildlife, water quality, open space preservation, heritage sites, regional land
use, etc. Activists with anti-timber harvesting ideologies tend to acquire positions in these non-
elected bodies, and to impose their views as being representive of the public’s at large.
Unstacking that deck means to participate yourself as a volunteer committee member, filling
vacancies as they come up.
One of our sources suggests that in addition to online monitoring, you send a letter to your
county planning department, requesting that you be informed in writing of any pending county
discussions or actions related to timber harvesting (e.g., ordinances, changes to the County
General Plan, etc.) It is important to know of preliminary discussions and pending actions
early, long before their results come onto the Planning Commission agenda public notice in
the final week before adoption. The same source suggested developing friendly relations with
one or more planning staff personnel, to get early notice of what’s brewing and who the
interested parties are.
INFLUENCING THE OUTCOMES: Personal involvement is very important. Another source,
who’s an experienced county planning commission member, advises,
To me the best strategy is to know your local representatives, talk to them and develop a
relationship before you need something. Showing up at a hearing and demanding
something from someone who hasn’t a clue as to who you are, is as close as you can get
to a waste of time. One of the most difficult things to do as a commission member is to
vote contrary to a request by someone you know. Local politics is as much relationships
as it is doing the people’s business. Good commissioners and board members will always
weigh the facts and vote appropriately, but facts are always open to interpretation. It is
also surprising how many times the issues are not clear-cut and as a voting member you
could go either way. At that point when you look to the audience and you look a friend in
the eye your decision becomes clear. So what does this mean? If we want to be effective
we need to be in the game before we need something. Ideally, landowners would run for
office or seek appointments, and at least communicate in a positive manner on a regular
basis with the decision-makers.
Numbers also count when proponents and opponents are identifiable at public hearings and
decision-making meetings. Several persons speaking on behalf of your position are better than
one; many letters to the commissioners or supervisors are better than a few. Letters to local media
editors help. Local resident landowners themselves need to be present and speaking up on their
own behalf, not just relying on a hired-gun spokesperson from somewhere else.
We welcome feedback and additional tips on this topic. Meanwhile, get involved on your own to
avoid being blindsided by done deals at the local level.
2007 FLC Annual Meeting Schedule
Location: The River Lodge, Fortuna, Humboldt County
Wednesday, May 2nd
1:00 p.m. Board of Directors Meeting, at the River Lodge
Thursday, May 3rd
7:30 a.m. Registration at the Historic the Scotia Inn, Scotia*
Coffee and pastries served
* FLC guests are encouraged to walk around the historic buildings,
shops, and museum at their leisure through out the day
8:00 a.m. The Pacific Lumber Company, Scotia
Divide into groups. Group A: tour of fisheries and sawmill
Group B: plantation and wildlife tour
12:00 p.m. Lunch at the Scotia Inn, including speaker and discussion
1:30 p.m. Group A and Group B tour in reverse order
5:30 p.m. BBQ dinner at the River Lodge
Friday, May 4th
7:30 a.m. Chapel Service by Brian Hall
7:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast at the River Lodge
8:30 a.m. Welcome by FLC President; John Williams. Our new Executive Director;
Melinda Fleming, will be introduced.
9:00 a.m. Panel Discussion: Hunting on Privately Owned Forestlands; including a variety
of management styles and income opportunities available through hunting.
Topics such as: Private Hunting Guides vs. Hunting Clubs, pros and cons of
offering accommodations, Insurance concerns, impact on forest and terrain, and
(Panelists to be announced when all have been confirmed throughout this program)
10:45 p.m. Forest Futures Project, the PTIER, and M.R.C.
11:45 p.m. LUNCH
1:00 p.m. Planning Dept and Rancher Topic: The Williamson Act and TPZ
1:45 p.m. Topic: Estate Planning- discussed and explained
2:30 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. Topic: What goes into a North Coast NTMP or THP (What drives up the cost?)
3:30 p.m. Topic: What is going on with the Buckeye Conservancy and Buckeye Forest
4:00 p.m. Clear the room to set up for banquet
Annual Membership Banquet
6:00 p.m. No host Reception and Silent Auction, The River Lodge
7:00 p.m. Banquet Dinner
8:00 p.m. Featured Speaker: Topic: Local history.
9:00 p.m. Awards and Raffle Winners
Saturday, May 5
7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast, the River Lodge
8:00 a.m. University of California Cooperative Extension
Topic: What would the FLC like from the UCCE?
Annual Membership Meeting
10:00 a.m. Agenda will be prepared
11:15 a.m. Member Soap Box
11:30 a.m. Meeting Adjourned
11:30 a.m. FLC Board of Directors Meeting
Making Reservations: (Insert information on Motels and Reserved Room rates)
ANNUAL MEETING May 3 – 5, 2007, FORTUNA, CA.
RESERVATIONS, DIRECTIONS, AND REGISTRATION
MEETING PLACE: We meet at the River Lodge Conference Center, 18800 Riverwalk
Drive, Fortuna, California 95540. Phone (707) 725–7572, Fax (707) 725- 7575.
DIRECTIONS: You will enter Fortuna from the north or south on Highway 101 freeway.
From the South: take Kenmar Road exit and turn left. From the North: Take Kenmar
Road exit and turn right. Proceed to River Lodge.
RESERVATIONS: Holiday Inn Express @ (707) 725-5500; Best Western Country Inn @
(707) 725-6822; Super 8 @ (707) 725-2888; Comfort Inn @ 725-7025: R. V. Park @ (707)
DIRECTIONS: You will enter Fortuna from the north or south on Highway 101 freeway.
From the South: take Kenmar Road exit and turn left. From the North: Take Kenmar
Road exit and turn right. Proceed to River Lodge.
Registration Form - 2007 Annual Meeting May 3 – 5, 2007
Annual Meeting Theme: Family Forest Management – A Team Approach
Please register us for the following: Number Amount Total
FLC Members------------ $85 ---------- ---------- ----------
Member Couples--------- $105 ---------- ---------- ----------
Non –Members----------- $105 ---------- ---------- ----------
Non – Member Couple - $125 ----------- ---------- ----------
(Registration fee covers your Friday buffet lunch, Friday and Saturday seminar, and
continental breakfast costs)
Thursday Field Trip ----- $20 ----------- ---------- ----------
(includes bus, lunch, refreshments)
Thursday BBQ----------- $20 _______ _______ _______
Friday Banquet Dinner
Red Meat Choice ---- $35 _______ _______ _______
Fish or fowl choice - $35 _______ _______ _______
Total Amount Enclosed: $_______
We will bring a raffle or silent auction item. ( ) Yes ( ) No
Tree Farm, Ranch , or Company_____________________________________________
Address _______________________________ City _______________ Zip ________
Phone ____________________ Name for Tags_________________________________
PLEASE CLIP THIS FORM AND MAIL WITH YOUR CHECK TO;
FOREST LANDOWNERS OF CALIFORNIA, PO Box 1096,
Soulsbyville, CA 953
Questions? Call Melinda Fleming, Executive Director, at (209) 352-8012
(NOTE NEW FLC OFFICE AND PHONE HERE
AND NEW EMAIL ADDRESS ON FRONT PAGE)
FLC Calendar of Events
Feb 7 – 8 Board of Forestry meeting - Sacramento
Feb 8 – 10 Sierra Cascade Logging Conference
Shasta District Fairground, Anderson, CA (530) 365-1173
March 7 – 8 Board of Forestry meeting – Sacramento
March 15 – 17 Redwood Region Logging Conference
Fairgrounds, Eureka, CA (707) 443-4091
March 19 FLC E-News copy deadline (April issue)
May 2 FLC Board of Directors Meeting – The River Lodge, Fortuna
May 3 FLC field trip to Pacific Lumber Sawmill and Fisheries,
May 4 – 5 FLC Annual Meeting, The Riverside Lodge, Fortuna