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April 26, 2013

Barren land is “timberland” if CalFire says so

A California appeals court has sanctioned the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection's (CalFire) regulation, as “timberland,” of land containing no trees and zoned for residential development.  PLF filed an amicus brief in the case—representing Del Norte County, Del Norte Association of Realtors and the California Asso ...

October 01, 2012

Arguing over words and a whole lot more in the California Court of Appeal

We recently filed an amicus brief in JHP LLC v. Japp, a case pending before the California First District Court of Appeal.  At issue is the scope of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection‘s (CalFire) authority to regulate "timberland" under the Z'Berg-Nejedly Forest Practice Act.  Under that Act, CalFire may regulate R ...

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