Editor’s Note


The Trees Foundation turns 30 this year! To celebrate the many amazing people that have put their heart into Trees over the decades, we brought back the activist photo collages that were a mainstay of our annual reports from 1998-2004. Please know that for every person pictured in these pages, there are dozens more.

This issue also features a Then & Now section, where we republish partner groups’ articles from decades past, followed by updates today. Read how the Campaign to Restore Jackson State Forest— a Trees partner that halted logging in Jackson from 2001-2008—has reengaged after a ten-year hiatus, inspired by a fast-growing coalition that includes The Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians; Mendocino Trail Stewards, one of our newest partners; and longtime Trees partners EPIC and Restoration Leadership Project .

You can also read about a fast-growing grassroots movement to return Indigenous cultural burn practices and prescribed burning to the landscape as key elements of healthy land stewardship (page 32).

In the many environmental struggles we face, we are Stronger Together. This is the theme of our 30th Anniversary Gathering (back cover). Your contributions, through volunteering or giving, is essential. You can find a directory of our partner groups at the back of this issue—please support them!

Lastly, we want to give a special shoutout to Kathy Glass for her amazing editing assistance—thank you Kathy!

For the Earth.