REQUEST OF LOGGERS, LOG TRUCKERS AND LOG ROAD BUILDERS: PLEASE RESPOND TO THE ANNUAL AMERICAN LOGGERS COUNCIL “LOGGERS SURVEY”

A Message from Danny Dructor, Executive Vice President of the American Loggers Council, of which California is a member state through Associated California Loggers: We are now taking responses to the 2020 version of the logger survey that was taken this time last year in 2019. We need your assistance in relaying the link to…

“WITH DEEP REGRET” — ALL CHRISTMAS PARTIES OF ASSOCIATED CALIFORNIA LOGGERS FOR DECEMBER 2020 HAVE BEEN CANCELLED — EXCEPT FOR MAYBE ONE

In recent days and weeks, the Chapter Chairs of four ACL regional chapters have each checked in with President Mike Albrecht and the ACL office to let us know that – despite some initial attempts to try – they regretfully must cancel their 2020 Christmas Parties and December 2020 Chapter meetings. The reason is simple and…

A Message Regarding the Annual ACL Meeting from President Mike Albrecht

November, 2020 A MESSAGE FROM ASSOCIATED CALIFORNIA LOGGERS PRESIDENT MIKE ALBRECHT Greetings to Our ACL General Membership: As your president, I wanted to write a short letter that accurately and thoroughly updates you on the status of the Associated California Loggers 2021 Annual Meeting. I’ll begin with the most significant news. After several meetings with the…

VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AT REEDLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE TRAINS NEW LOGGERS; ACL COMPANIES AND OTHERS HIRE NEW LOGGERS

ASSOCIATED CALIFORNIA LOGGERS PARTNERS WITH THE FRESNO                                        WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD, REEDLEY COLLEGE AND OTHERS                                        TO PROMOTE “THE CENTRAL VALLEY FORESTRY CORPS” –                                        STATEWIDE VOCATIONAL EDUCATION TRAINING FOR NEW LOGGERS –                                        STATEWIDE SUBSIDIZED WORKERS FOR                                        ACL MEMBER COMPANIES AND OTHERS There is a link at the bottom of this page to: A flyer promoting the “Central Valley…

LINK TO THE 2020 TUOLUMNE COUNTY ALLIANCE FOR RESOURCES AND THE ENVIRONMENT (“TUCARE”) SUMMIT — ACL PRESIDENT MIKE ALBRECHT IS HOST AND EMCEE

https://youtu.be/zZSUY4sZGqY The link above is to “Youtube” and a video of the entire morning session (8:00 to 11:30 am) of the 2020 TuCARE Summit, held on Friday, October 30, in Sonora, Tuolumne County, California. If you aren’t interested in watching all three hours-plus of the video, we urge you to watch the opening ten minutes…

ATTN: LTOs and Log Truck Drivers: Assembly Bill 2257 Becomes Law –“AB 5 Fix” Bill Improves “Business to Business” Exemption

AB 2257 of 2020 BECOMES LAW – “AB 5 FIX” BILL IMPROVES “BUSINESS TO BUSINESS EXEMPTION” FOR LTOS AND LOG TRUCKERS – AND FULLY EXEMPTS RPFS FROM DYNAMEX ABC TEST FOR INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR STATUS The two-year 2019-2020 Legislative Session ended on August 31. One bill that made it to Governor’s desk was Assembly Bill 2257…

URGENT! US FOREST SERVICE CLOSES CALIFORNIA NATIONAL FORESTS DUE TO FIRE EMERGENCY; HOWEVER, LOGGING WORK MAY BE ALLOWED USING THE “PAL” WEATHER SYSTEM

A MESSAGE FROM STEVE BRINK OF THE CALIFORNIA FORESTRY ASSOCIATION: BEGIN: A new press release (see link below)  is out from US Forest Service Regional Forester Randy Moore regarding  “expanding the September 7 closures [on the National Forests] and outlines that we are closing all national forests in California due to current and predicted fire…

‘REQUEST FOR VOLUNTEERS: THE 2020 “VIRTUAL FORESTRY CHALLENGE” — ALL ACTIVITIES WILL BE CONDUCTED VIA “ZOOM” — IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER 2020

A MESSAGE FROM DIANE DEALEY NEILL, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE CALIFORNIA FORESTRY CHALLENGE: BEGIN: Hello Friends of the Forestry Challenge, A lot of things have changed this year!  Even though we won’t be able to conduct in-person events this fall, we have decided to conduct one statewide virtual Forestry Challenge event for the fall of…