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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Virtual Salmonid Restoration Conference: Adaptation in Motion, April 21–23, 2021

Salmonid Restoration Federation Salmonid Restoration Federation (SRF) is offering our first (and perhaps last) virtual Salmonid Restoration Conference, April 21–23, 2021. When SRF had to cancel the 2020 Conference last year due to COVID-19, it was hard to fathom that a year later, we would still be trying to navigate new ways to provide technical…

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Stanford University subscribes to Forest and River News, and you can too!

photo courtesy Benjamin Stone, Curator for American and British History at Stanford University Library

This past December, Ben Stone, Curator for American and British History at Stanford University Library wrote to Trees Foundation, “I’m particularly keen to collect and preserve primary sources materials on the environmental history of the American West, especially California. A friend shared with me a paper copy of your summer issue of Forest & River News.…

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Trees Foundation Welcomes Mid-Eel Watershed Stewards

Mid-Eel Watershed Steward and Round Valley elder Ron Lincoln Sr., with his granddaughter Hazel at left, giving the blessing at teh Round Valley Salmon Awareness Festival in 2016.

This spring, Trees Foundation was thrilled to welcome Mid-Eel Watershed Stewards (MEWS) into our Fiscal Sponsorship umbrella. Fiscal Sponsorship is one of the primary ways that Trees Foundation supports the North Coast grassroots environmental community. It allows groups to move swiftly forward in accomplishing their objectives, while we handle the 501(c)3 bookkeeping and financial reporting required to accept tax-deductible donations and grant funding. We asked MEWS founding member Mickey Bailey to share more with Forest & River News readers about this emerging organization.

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