There are four (4) different categories for membership in CLFA:
There are several membership categories.There are three categories of Voting
Membership for Registered Professional Foresters – Member, ContributingMember and Sustaining Member. The Contributing and Sustaining Membership’s are for RPFs who prefer to contribute more than the minimum to support CLFA in its efforts.
CLFA has three categories of membership for those individuals who are not Professional Foresters but want to be part of the organization. These members, except for being non-voting, receive all of the benefits of the organization. TheAssociate Membership is for an individual who is actively working toward obtaining a Professional Forester’s License. The Affiliate Membership is for an individual whose professional practices relate to the management of natural resources and who supports the purpose of CLFA. The Student Membership is for an individual who is actively pursuing an education in Forestry or a related Natural Resources Field. Associate, Affiliate and Student Memberships require the sponsorship of a licensed forester who is a CLFA member.
Benefits of CLFA Membership
- Update newsletter keeps members informed on current issues of importance to RPFs in California.
- Regional breakfast meetings provide regular opportunities to share information and give input to CLFA Board of Directors. This process lends itself to the opportunity for timely decision making.
- An Annual Conference provides a full program of speakers on issues of particular and current interest to RPFS and an opportunity to meet and socialize with peers, legislators, and government officials from around the state and beyond.
- Educational seminars on current topics of interest to foresters – a sample of past seminars presented are: THP preparation, Ethics, Wildlife, Archaeology and Road Construction. Most workshops provide SAF Continuing Education units
- Sponsorship of legislation and regulations as the need arises.
- Periodic forestry tours for legislators and key government officials to further their comprehension of forestry issues.
- Representation before the Board of Forestry, Foresters Licensing
- Examining Committee and other organizations at state local and federal levels.