Welcome to the Central Coast Forest Association

The Central Coast Forest Association is a non-profit alliance of small forest landowners, forestry professionals and forest-oriented businesses with a close affinity to the woods, mountains, streams and wildlife of the Central California Coast.  Our purpose is to uphold and preserve our values, our property rights, and our way of life.

To advance this objective, CCFA will:

Interact with community, political, and environmental interests as a voice for forest landowners.

Understand the news, law and technology of forestry and apply this knowledge for the benefit and protection of forest landowners.

Inform members of matters affecting their lands and forests.

Take political and legal action to defend the rights and property of all Central Coast forest land owners.

Latest News
EPA Proposes Tightening Ground-level Ozone Limits

We first caught wind of this move at the Northern California Prescribed Fire Council conference in early December.  Briefly, the EPA is proposing to tighten the existing ground-level ozone standards from 75 ppb (parts per billion) to 65-70 ppb while taking comment on a 60 ppb level. The prescribed fire community was very alarmed about this […]

Environmentalists must show direct harm to sue

Summers v Earth Island Institute – a case for forestry’s legal toolkit In a September 2009 PLF newsletter, PLF summarizes the case as follows: “The court restricted environmental organizations from challenging forest cleanup plans when the environmentalists cannot show they suffered direct harm.  Said PLF Litigation Director Jim Burling: This ruling makes it harder for environmental […]

Our local legislators’ committee assignments

In this article we highlight our local representatives and list the committees they are participating in. Local Assemblymembers: Mark Stone Santa Cruz/Monterey Judiciary (Chair) Natural Resources Human Services Banking and Finance Select Committee on Coastal Protection (Chair) Luis Alejo Watsonville/Salinas Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials (Chair) Governmental Organization Judiciary Local Government Veterans Affairs Select Committees: […]