Editor’s Note

“Ode to the Torch” By Sarah Vroom, MRC Board Member

We are excited to present another issue packed with information and inspiration from our amazing partner groups as they quest towards greater climate resilience and ecological health in the redwood region of northern California and southern Oregon. After nearly 200 years of fire suppression, prescribed fire (sometimes written as Rx fire) is finally returning as…

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Prescribed Fire:
An Indigenous Perspective

Margo Robbins and others re-introducing fire to the land, starting the test fire with wormwood torches.

By Margo Robbins, Cultural Fire Management Council The following is a transcript of the talk given by Margo Robbins during a webinar hosted by Trees Foundation on Oct. 3rd, 2021 titled “Pathways to Fire Resilience.” She refers to some photos from her slideshow that don’t appear here, but you may watch her full presentation with…

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A New Hope: The Northern Mendocino Ecosystem Recovery Alliance

November 2021 in Leggett: the organizing meeting that brought together the NM-ERA team.

Trees Foundation is thrilled to welcome Northern Mendocino Ecosystem Recovery Alliance (NM-ERA) 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…

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Organizing for Fire Preparedness in Southern Humboldt

At the March 25th Fire Safety Friday event in the Garberville Town Square from left to right: Bill and Gail Eastwood, Christina Huff, Kathy Weber, Mitchell Danforth, and Arnold Piceno Sanchez (CAL FIRE Humboldt-Del Norte Forestry Aide and Defensible Space Inspector). Photo by Kerry Reynolds

Southern Humboldt Fire Safe Council By Gail Eastwood Are you ready for another fire season? The Southern Humboldt Fire Safe Council has been active all winter with fuel-break planning, neighborhood organizing, and community education. Here are some highlights of what we’ve been up to: We’re in the planning stages of an ambitious regional fuel break…

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Editor’s Note

As the days become shorter and a new year approaches, we look back on 2021 as a year of revitalized activism and community engagement for protection and restoration of climate-resilient, healthy ecosystems in the redwoods region. We also reflect with gratitude on the great feedback we received for our summer issue, which celebrated Trees Foundation’s…

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The Cereus Fund of Trees Foundation Continues to Help Grassroots Environmental Advocacy in the Redwoods Region

The following pages highlight grassroots environmental projects supported by the Cereus Fund of Trees Foundation in 2021. Established in 1998, the Cereus Fund is a part of Trees Foundation’s Donor Advised Program which allows individuals to donate and direct funding to projects of their choice, which Trees Foundation administers on their behalf. To learn more…

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Remembering John Rogers

The following are excerpts from a live KMUD-FM radio show on Oct. 20, 2021 that honored the legacy of John Rogers, a cofounder and former Executive Director of Institute for Sustainable Forestry. Gray Shaw: Welcome back to The Institute for Sustainable Forestry’s Sustainable Forestry Journalism Project. I’m your host, Gray Shaw. Recently the Institute lost…

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Pathways to Fire Resilience Webinar

Watch the recording on YouTube 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: Ali Freedlund, Trees…

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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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