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ACL PAST PRESIDENT MIKE ALBRECHT SPEAKS AT THE FEBRUARY 2023 GRADUATION CEREMONY OF “CENTRAL VALLEY FORESTRY CORPS” TRAINEES
Editor’s Note: On Friday, February 10, 2023, ACL Past President and Board Member Mike Albrecht travelled to the Fresno County area from his home in Tuoulume County to address the most recent class of the “Central Valley Forestry Corps,” a workforce development program that has ACL as a partner.
The Fresno Regional Workforce Development Board(FRWDB) has expanded its workforce development contract to partner with Mother Lode Job Training, in Tuolumne County, working also with Columbia College. Tuolumne County is Mike Albrecht’s “home base,” and Mike is now involved in efforts to support this joint Fresno County/Tuolumne County effort.
Mike’s remarks incorporate such positive developments as a recent Washington Post article that found loggers to be among the most satisfied workers; and a recent California statewide poll that saw widespread, b-partisan prioritization of wildfire as the biggest problem facing California and logging practices (thinning, clearing away of dead and dying trees) as the top priority way to handle the problem.
Otherwise, the remarks reflect the upbeat point of view that has always been expressed by ACL Past President and Board Member Mike Albrecht. We hear that the graduating students were very grateful to hear from Mike.