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TO ALL MEMBERS AND FRIENDS OF ASSOCIATED CALIFORNIA LOGGERS — A “PERSONAL LETTER” TO YOU FROM THE NEW PRESIDENT, ROBERT D’AGOSTINI OF J & R LOGGING IN MOUNT AUKUM, CALIFORNIA

To The Associated California Loggers membership, As your 37th president of our great association, I wanted to take the time to introduce myself and share with all of you my vision for the ACL for the next two years. I will try to make it short and sweet.            I grew up on the same family…

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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…

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PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING A VOLUNTARY DONATION TO ACL’S “RESOURCE AVAILABILITY FUND” BEFORE THE END OF 2020

HELP ASSOCIATED CALIFORNIA LOGGERS PAY FOR CONTRACT CONSULTANTS AND SPECIAL PROJECTS USING THE “RESOURCE AVAILABILITY FUND” — YOUR DONATIONS ARE VOLUNTARY AND TAX DEDUCTIBLE (DETAILS BELOW) In 2016, the Associated California Loggers Board of Directors approved a special fund to be created so as to fund contract consultants and “special projects” outside of the ACL budget. Making the…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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‘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…

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