SRA Fees Update: the lawsuit continues while the money funds a grant program 

November 3, 2014

The legislative session is over for 2014, but litigation continues on the validity of the State Responsibility Area “fire prevention fees”.  The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA) reports that their suit to overturn the fee is being stalled by the state, which is filing “demurrers”, which are requests to dismiss the suit based on legal or […]

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Newsletters Archive

October 6, 2014

This is a transitional action to provide access our archived newsletters. Fall 2014 AB 1504 (Skinner, 2010) – What it Does AB 1504 Public/Stakeholder Comment Period Deadline: September 26, 2014 CCFA’s Response the AB 1504 Implementation EPA Water Map – Docket ID # EPA-HQ-OW-2011-0880 – Stop the EPA’s Water of the United States redefinition CCFA Letter to […]

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People and Mountain Lions, an animal management tragedy

October 2, 2014

On September 7, a 6-year-old boy who was hiking with his family was attacked by a mountain lion.  It was about 1:00 in the afternoon, the group was on a hiking trail near a winery in Cupertino, there were a total of four adults and six children in the party, and the targeted boy was […]

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California Legislation Update 10/1/14 – The End is Here!

October 1, 2014

The 2013/14 California legislative session is over. For the most part, it was a good year for forestry.  The only significant blow was the veto of AB-2465 »  – Burning of lands: private burns.  This bill would have provided a website with prescribed fire regulations and other information and authorized developing a uniform prescribed burn template for […]

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Board of Forestry tackles incorporating AB 32 carbon tracking into forest management

September 22, 2014

AB 1504 (Skinner 2010) amends the Z’berg-Nejedly Forest Practice Act of 1973 to guarantee that all its regulations governing commercial timber harvesting take into account the capacity of forests to sequester carbon. The Board of Forestry is tackling the task right now and is accepting comments until September 26.  See 1504 for more information and to […]

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Stop the EPA’s Waters of the United States redefinition

September 15, 2014

You may have seen in our newsletter that the EPA is trying once again to redefine their jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act from “navigable waters of the United States” to “waters of the United States”.  If enacted, the EPA would have jurisdiction over every bit of flowing water or seasonally boggy place in the […]

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California Legislation August 29 – The end is near…

August 29, 2014

The deadline to get legislation through to the Governor is August 31. Currently, the tally is: Signed by the Governor: Supported by  CCFA AB-1905 Water rights: appropriation: small domestic, small irrigation, and livestock stockpond use AB-2082 Forest practices: resource conservation standards: stocking standards AB-2112 Forestry: timber operations Of interest to CCFA: AB-2239 Forest practices: management […]

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CA Legislation update 8/18/14

August 18, 2014

California Legislation Update 8/18/14 We are fast closing in on the end of the legislative session.  Here is today’s tally: Signed by Governor   AB-2112 » – Forestry: timber operations changes timelines for filing for THP extensions AB-2364 » – State amphibian: California red-legged frog   Presented to Governor AB-1686Trespass extends duration of permission for […]

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August 15, 2014

This is a transitional action to provide access our archived newsletters. CCFA Volume 14, Issue 2-August 2014 CCFA Volume 14, Issue 1-June 2014ver2-5 CCFA Volume 13, Issue 1-July 2013  CCFA Volume 13, Issue 2-October 2013ver2  CCFA Volume 13, Issue3-February 2014-1  CCFA Volume 13, Issue 4-April 2014 CCFA Volume 12, Issue 1 Spring  CCFA Volume 12, Issue 2C Fall  CCFA Volume 12, […]

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Micromanaging water – Who doesn’t get it

August 12, 2014

We reported in our last newsletter about how the EPA is trying, once again, to extend its authority over ALL of the waters of the United States.  They’ve been slapped down multiple times by the Supreme Court, the Legislature has been unsupportive, but their quest continues. Rural industries across the country have been protesting these […]

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