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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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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Then & Now! Campaign to Restore Jackson State Forest

e beginning of Campaign to Restore Jackson State Forest
The beginning of Campaign to Restore Jackson State Forest (CRJSF). CRJSF was a Trees Foundation Partner Group for many years, publishing regular updates from Vince Taylor in Branching Out. You can read the full history of the campaign at www.jacksonforest.org. photo Trees Foundation archives

A Few of Our Partners Revisit Projects From Years Past and Share Where They Stand Today Then Why I’ve Rejoined the Battle to Restore Jackson State Forest By Vince Taylor Starting in the mid 1990s, I began working to change the management of Jackson Demonstration State Forest (JDSF) away from its single-minded focus on commercial…

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