About Dam Time!

“The purpose of us coming out was to simply commemorate the next phase of restoring health to the river,” stated Clayton Creager

Downriver Communities Celebrate as Klamath Reservoir Drawdown Begins By Regina Chichizola, Save California Salmon A few months after removal of the Copco 2 Dam on the Klamath River in October, 2023, Tribal members and scientists studying the river braved a cold, icy morning on January 11, 2024 to join the Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC)…

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Welcome to Our New Partner Group

On February 27th the staff of Trees Foundation met with the board of Eel River Wailaki to make our partnership official! Although we have already had the opportunity to work on a variety of projects together, we are now excited to be able to offer additional support for their organization. Over the past year, our…

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Book Reviews: Green Reads

The word green evokes many concepts beyond color. Fresh, new, environmentally friendly and a sense of growth can all be conveyed by calling something green. For anyone who loves to read and has a passion for this planet we call home, these books belong on your green reading list. …… The Ghost Forest by Greg King…

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26th Annual Coho Confab

The Smith River

September 13-15, 2024, Smith River By Salmonid Restoration Federation SRF, with the support of California Department of Fish and Wildlife, will host the 26th Annual Coho Confab at the beautiful Rock Creek Ranch on the South Fork of the Smith River. The pristine Smith River is the largest undammed river in California and is located…

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The Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference, March 2024

The Garcia River tour, at the SRF Conference, will visit habitat enhancement sites in the Garcia River estuary. Photo courtesy The Nature Conservancy Test

Holding Space: Creating Habitat and a Platform for Innovation Salmonid Restoration Federation Salmonid Restoration Federation (SRF) produces the largest salmon restoration conference in California, convening a diverse range of people in the watershed restoration field including planners, engineers, policy makers, students, Watershed Stewards Program members, consultants, academics, tribal members, on-the-ground practitioners, and landowners. It is…

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Growing Trees Foundation

A Pair of Purple Martins (Progne subis arboricola) utilizing a snag on the Northern Red Mountain Forest Health Improvement Project. Purple Martins are a listed species of concern that over winter in Southeastern Brazil. They were one of several species protected with exclusion buffers during the Red Mountain project. Photo by Kyle Keegan

Building Capacity for Collaboration and Environmental Resilience This year has been one of tremendous change and growth for the Trees Foundation. We bid farewell to our long-serving and well-loved Board President Susy Barsotti, and we welcomed a new Board member, John Wilhelm. We also said goodbye to our newest staff member Mary Gaterud, who left the…

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Flowers for Susy

Susy Barsotti, a long-time member of the Hog Farm at Black Oak Ranch in Mendocino, and tireless environmental advocate, recently stepped down from the Trees Foundation Board of Directors after a quarter-century of dedicated service. She served Trees with aplomb, commitment, and boundless energy. Longtime Trees staffer Barbara Ristow recalls Susy “always promoting Trees” showing…

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Introducing Humboldt Waterkeeper!

On July 8, English Express students and their families joined us for a kayak tour of Humboldt Bay led by the wonderful guides at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center. Photo courtesy of Marcus Moore

New Name, Same Fantastic Bay Tours Humboldt Waterkeeper We have a new name! Humboldt Waterkeeper, formerly known as Humboldt Baykeeper, was founded in 2004 after the resounding defeat of a proposal for a Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) import facility on the Samoa Peninsula. 2023 Humboldt Bay Tours Program From April to October, Humboldt Waterkeeper offers…

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Trees Foundation Services Spotlight

ReLeaf Petaluma wanted to display the work they had completed for the planting season just ending, and turned to Trees Foundation for help. We created a map for them to identify the Parks and Schools where they planted trees in 2022-2023, and also to show those planned for next planting season and the one after.…

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Marshall Ranch Flow-Enhancement Implementation Project Underway

David Sanchez (General Manager of The Marshall Ranch), Dana Stolzman (SRF ED), Dorothy Hoaglin (Wailaki Tribe), Tim Metz (Restoration Forestry and Property Manager of Lost Coast Forestlands), and Joel Monschke (Stillwater Sciences engineer) during the tribal consultation on Lost Coast Forestland property near the headwaters of Redwood Creek. Photo courtesy SRF

Innovative Flow-Augmentation Project to Restore Flows in Redwood Creek By Salmonid Restoration Federation This summer Salmonid Restoration Federation (SRF), Stillwater Sciences, and Edwards Excavation will build an innovative flow-augmentation restoration project on the historic Marshall Ranch to improve instream flows in Redwood Creek (a tributary of the South Fork Eel River) for threatened salmon and…

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