Pathways to Fire Resilience Webinar

Click here to view recording of this webinar How do we make our rural communities better prepared for wildfire? What resources and plans can support the safety of our firefighters, citizens, and homes? The following speakers will cover these topics and more, and are prepared to answer your questions! Pathways to Fire Resilience Panelists included:…

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Job Opening: Community Fire Resources Coordinator

Trees Foundation seeks to hire a Community Fire Resources Coordinator (Fire Resources Coordinator) to work directly with the Southern Humboldt Fire Safe Council in planning, funding, and implementing community wildfire preparedness goals. We seek a reliable, motivated, and experienced individual with excellent communication and organizational skills. The position will remain open until filled, but applicants…

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Then & Now! Luna

At the base on Luna
Stuart Moskowitz at base of Luna in 2019 with, from left to right —Sanctuary Forest Board Members Janice Parakilas, and Women’s Forest Sanctuary members Susan Werner and Robin Reiss. Photo by Susan Parsons

A Few of Our Partners Revisit Projects From Years Past and Share Where They Stand Today Then from Trees Foundation’s Branching Out, Winter 1998/99 Butterfly’s Occupation Reaches One Year As winter storms began to descend upon Humboldt County and the longest night of the year approached, a lone vigil continued, high atop an ancient redwood…

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Then & Now! Ancient Forest International

Original and current AFI Board members gather to celebrate 30 years of AFI
Original and current AFI Board members gather to celebrate 30 years of AFI. L to R kneeling: Steveau Millard, Fred Bauer (OB), Rick Klein (OB), Douglas Fir (OB). L to R standing: Suzelle (OB),Jared Rossman (OB),Tim Metz, Lynn Ryan, Dave Walsh, Charlie Custer, Peter Childs (OB), Andy Barnett (OB). OB= original board member.

A Few of Our Partners Revisit Projects From Years Past and Share Where They Stand Today Then Excerpt from: “The Alerce Odyssey, A Journey to the Hidden Rainforests of Chile,” Earth Island Journal, Fall 1989 By Rick Klein An International Crew Puerto Montt, Chile, 1989 I looked out over the small city where the transcontinental…

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Then & Now! Sanctuary Forest

Sanctuary Forest Staff & Board members on Annual Retreat, May 2021
Sanctuary Forest Staff & Board members on Annual Retreat, May 2021—left to right, from front row: Matt Knoedelseder, Eric Shafer, April Newlander, Renee Crowley, Anna Rogers, Victoria Shafer, Ash Brookens, Denise Dills, Rena Lourie, Mike Torbert, Stuart Moskowitz, Janice Parakilas, Tasha McKee, Betsy Watson and Cam Thompson. (Not pictured: Walker Wise, Bryce Howard.)

A Few of Our Partners Revisit Projects From Years Past and Share Where They Stand Today Then From Trees Foundation’s Branching Out, Winter 2007 Sanctuary Forest’s Mattole Flow Program continues to lead the way for our community and the land trust movement in the area of rural water conservation and protection of instream flows. The…

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Then & Now! Mattole Salmon Group

2019 Annual Retreat Photo of MSG Board and Staff
2019 Annual Retreat Photo of MSG Board and Staff—From left to right: Gail Lee Wread, David Simpson, Richard Sykes, Chad Paul, Gary (Fish) Peterson, Campbell Thompson, Michael Evenson, Sungnome Madrone, Lindsay Merryman, Nathan Queener, Ray Lingel, Josh Madrone, Rob Yoshi, Michelle Dow, Kate Cenci, David Buxbaum

A Few of Our Partners Revisit Projects From Years Past and Share Where They Stand Today Then From Trees Foundation’s Branching Out, Spring 2000 The Mattole Salmon Group is marking its 20th anniversary of working to rescue salmon runs in the Mattole River. Salmon Group crews undertook their first efforts to trap adult Chinook salmon…

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Then & Now! Richard Gienger Report

Craig Bell on site of riparian recovery (2011 during a Coho Confab) gesturing and describing the restoration project in the lower Garcia River which he catalyzed and led in its implementation. On the right side of the river, across from Craig and the group, the replanted alders and associated efforts stabilized sheer, unprotected, and eroding banks often 15 to 20 feet high. The subsequent results included substantive improvements in stream/river habitat for coho & Chinook salmon and steelhead — as well as other water dependent and terrestrial and avian wildlife.

Then from Trees Foundation’s Branching Out, Winter 1998-99, first Diggin’ In It’s hard to know where to start in the midst of so many pressing issues about the forestland watersheds and people of California’s North Coast. Perhaps it is best for me to go back to some of the personal perspectives that I and others…

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California’s Prescribed Fire Movement: A Decade of Inspirational Change

The first California State-Certified Burn Boss class was hosted in Eureka in mid-May 2021.

By Lenya Quinn-Davidson, Area Fire Advisor, University of California Cooperative Extension, and Director, Northern California Prescribed Fire Council The following was transcribed from a presentation given on May 11, 2021, as part of the Western Klamath Restoration Partnership Fire Workshop. It has been edited for length. I was asked to talk a little bit today…

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The Garcia: A River in Strong Recovery After a 30-Year Effort

The Garcia River after restoration.
The Garcia river after Bio Engineering Associates restoration. Photos by Craig Bell

By Craig Bell The strong recovery we are witnessing today in the Garcia River is thanks to a 30-year effort that began in 1991 when Mendocino County Supervisors approved the Garcia River Watershed Enhancement Plan (GRWEP, Caldon, Monschke, Higgins 1991). The GRWEP was the first watershed plan in the county (and maybe the state) that…

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Then & Now! Julia Butterfly Hill

Julia in Luna

Then & Now! Julia Butterfly Hill ascended Luna—a giant 1,500-year-old redwood tree near Stafford, California—in December 1997. She lived in Luna for 738 days, until finally descending in December 1999 when an agreement was made with Pacific Lumber Company that protected Luna and a 200-foot buffer zone surrounding the tree. Julia Butterfly Hill was interviewed…

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