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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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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California Fescue

Of the more than 300 grasses that are native to the state, California fescue is among the most beautiful. With its gray-green leaves, it is a bright spot in shady woodlands. A perennial bunchgrass, it forms dense, arching clumps about two feet tall, and in late spring it sends up flower spikes up to four…

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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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