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American Tree Farm System
The American Tree Farm System is a network of 82,000 family forest owners sustainably managing 24 million acres of forestland.

CAL FIRE
The Department of Forestry and Fire Protection is dedicated to the fire protection and stewardship of over 31 million acres of California's privately-owned wildlands. CAL Fire is one of five state agencies that administer the California Forest Practice rules.

California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection
A government-appointed body within Cal FIRE. It is responsible for developing the general forest policy of the state, for determining the guidance policies of the department and for representing the state's interest in federal forestland in California. The Board is charged with protecting the forest resources of all the wildland areas of California that are not under federal jurisdiction. These resources include; major commercial and non-commercial stands of timber, areas reserved for parks and recreation, the woodland, brush-range watersheds, and all such lands in private and state ownership that contribute to California's forest resource wealth.

California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Manages California's diverse fish, wildlife, and plant resources, and the habitats upon which they depend, for their ecological values and for their use and enjoyment by the public. One of five state agencies that administer the California Forest Practice rules.

California Department of Conservation
Provides services and information that promote environmental health, economic vitality, informed land-use decisions and sound management of our state's natural resources. One of five state agencies that administer the California Forest Practice rules.

California Natural Resources Agency
Works to restore, protect and manage the state's natural, historical and cultural resources for current and future generations using creative approaches and solutions based on science, collaboration and respect for all the communities and interests involved. One of five state agencies that administer the California Forest Practice rules.

California Licensed Foresters Association
Responsible for the sustained management of millions of acres of California forestland. Represents the common interests of California Registered Professional Foresters. Provides opportunities for continuing education and public outreach to its membership, which includes professionals affiliated with government agencies, private timber companies, consultants, the public, and the academic community.

California Forestry Association
The statewide trade association that consists of forest owners, forest products producers and forestry professionals committed to sustainable forestry and responsible stewardship of our renewable natural resources through environmentally sound policies and conservation practices. 

California Forestry Challenge
An academic forestry competition for high school students.

Forest Landowners of California
Promotes, preserves and protects family forest in California along with the rights and rewards of caring ownership and stewardship of family forests.

Forest Stewardship Council
An independent, non-profit organization that protects forests for future generations. FSC sets environmental, economic and social standards under which forests and companies are certified.  

Forestry Institute for Teachers
A multi-day residence workshop that provides K-12 teachers with knowledge, skills and tools to effectively teach their students about forest ecology and forest resource management practices. FIT is highly regarded professional development program that emphasized California Department of Education Content Standards including Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.

United State Forest Service, Region 5
A multi-faceted agency that manages and protects national forests and grasslands in California, Hawaii and U.S. affiliated Pacific Islands. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.

Pacific Southwest Research Station
Represents the research and development branch of the USDA Forest Service in the states of California and Hawaii, and the U.S. affiliated Pacific Islands. Its mission is to develop and communicate science needed to sustain forest ecosystems and their benefits to society.

Society of American Foresters
The national scientific and educational organization representing the forestry profession in the United States. Has a Southern California and a Northern California chapter.

Sustainable Forestry Initiative
An independent, nonprofit organization that is solely responsible for maintaining, overseeing and improving the internationally recognized Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) program. 

State Water Resources Control Board
To preserve, enhance, and restore the quality of California’s water resources and drinking water for the protection of the environment, public health, and all beneficial uses, and to ensure proper water resource allocation and efficient use, for the benefit of present and future generations. One of five state agencies that administer the California Forest Practice rules.

Sierra Nevada Conservancy
The Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) is a California state agency that initiates, encourages, and supports efforts that improve the environmental, economic and social well-being of the Sierra Nevada Region, its communities and the citizens of California.    

University of California Cooperative Extension Forestry
Dedicated to extending the resources of the University of California to local residents and landowners to help them solve natural resources problems.