Tell PG&E to STOP Ravaging our Trees and FIX their Infrastructure Instead!

The Redwood Chapter of Sierra Club is leading a campaign to demand that PG&E stops ravaging our trees and instead invests in modern infrastructure that will greatly reduce wildfire risk. State leaders must hold PG&E accountable for its negligence. Why This Matters PG&E’s antiquated infrastructure is vulnerable to high winds and its outdated lines create…

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The Richard Gienger Report

Got the existential blues these days, except for the wonderful return of the rains since the 15th of October. From dry or barely damp stream and river beds to record flows for the month of October. Bursting optimism for salmon migration and spawning and for continued rains through the fall, winter, and spring. Lingering concern…

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Salmonid Restoration Conference to Convene in Person Again in 2022

Salmonid Restoration Federation Salmonid Restoration Federation (SRF) is excited to host the 39th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference in Santa Cruz, CA, home to some of the southernmost populations of wild salmonids left in California, on April 19-22, 2022. The theme of this year’s conference is Reconnecting for Resilience. SRF hopes that convening a dynamic and…

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Meet our New Fire Resilience Partners

SHFSC Tabling at Embracing Fire Day 2019

In recognition of fire management as a vital part of healthy land stewardship, Trees Foundation recently expanded to include the fire adaptation community in the grassroots environmental groups that are eligible to apply to become Trees Foundation Partners. We introduce our new Fire Resiliency partners on this page. Due to the urgent need many regional…

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Deepest Gratitude to Our Major Supporters and Grantors

Lifetime Giving over $10,000 Anadromous FundBack Roads Productions LLCBill Graham Memorial FoundationGiles W. and Elise G. Mead FoundationHeller Charitable & Educational FundJoseph & Sally Handleman Charitable FoundationMichael KleinLagunitas Brewing CompanyPatagonia, Inc.Richard and Rhoda Goldman FundRose FoundationThe Cereus FundThe Norcross Wildlife FoundationThe Rockwood FundTides Center Lifetime Giving over $1,000 Abe Wouk FoundationMark AbrahamsAnonymousBob & Susy BarsottiTim…

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Remembering Jene McCovey

Jene McCovey speaking at a rally for the Mattole forests at HRC headquarters in Scotia in 2018. photo by Karen Pickett

August 11, 1951—February 8, 2021 Yurok elder Jene McCovey (August 11, 1951—February 8, 2021) will be greatly missed on the North Coast as a dedicated and inspiring environmental leader. In 2014, Jene was presented with the Circle of Courage award by the Women’s Intercultural Network, and in 2018 she was chosen for the Sempervirens Lifetime…

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Trees Foundation Welcomes: Willits Environmental Center!

In 2020, Trees Foundation was thrilled to welcome Willits Environmental Center (WEC) as a Trees Foundation partner group. Kerry Reynolds, the Director of Organizational Development and Outreach for Trees Foundation, recently spoke with WEC founders David and Ellen Drell about their organization’s history. Kerry Reynolds When did Willits Environmental Center get its start? David Drell…

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Volunteer Stewardship Continues on the Lost Coast

Friends of the Lost Coast Friends of the Lost Coast is committed to inspiring a passion for nature and connecting our local communities with meaningful experiences in the amazing public lands of the Lost Coast. We offer volunteer stewardship opportunities that connect local people to hands-on experiences working in our public lands. Last December, Friends…

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Update on the Proposed Humboldt Bay Aquaculture Project

Salmonid Restoration Federation In 2020, Salmonid Restoration Federation was awarded a grant from the Rose Foundation to research and conduct outreach regarding the potential for aquaculture in Humboldt Bay. The bay is already home to an oyster-farming industry, and it was recently announced that Humboldt State University will be starting a seaweed farm in the…

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