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The largest unprotected ancient Douglas-fir forests in California could be cut down at any time. Your calls and emails are needed immediately to save these irreplaceable primary forest stands! READ MORE...

  • Controversial plans to level ancient forests at Rainbow Ridge on California's Lost Coast appear to have been temporarily halted by the recent filing of a formal complaint by local citizens and their allies.

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  • H.R. 2936, the deceptively named "Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017," on Nov. 1 passed the House of Representatives on a vote of 232-188. The measure would expose millions of acres of protected roadless areas to destructive logging and road building, at the same time reallocate federal funding from environmental restoration to timber extraction.

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  • Yet another attack on the revered Antiquities Act and America's public lands has reared its head in the House. H.R. 2936 introduced Oct. 6, 2017 by Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT) and his anti-conservation cronies in Washington, including California Reps. Tom McClintock (R-Roseville) and Doug LaMalfa (R-Redding).

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Groundbreaking pilot project in Mendocino County has the potential to positively impact the conduct of logging statewide!

After years of advocacy work, legislation, and grassroots organizing California's first forestry-reform pilot project got underway in December 2016. There's much reason to hope for a positive outcome. For one thing, Forests Forever's forest policy advocate Richard Gienger was selected as one of the initial 11 persons seated on the Pilot Project Working Group that will oversee the project. It is set wrap up about two years after it began.

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Listen to Forests Forever Executive Director, Paul Hughes, on KPFA Terra Verde

Forests Forever Executive Director Paul Hughes on Terra Verde on Jan. 6, 2017— A weekly public affairs show that delivers news and views about the most critical environmental issues across California and globally.

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Listen to Forests Forever Advocate Richard Ginger on KMUD

KMUD Monday Morning Magazine with Forests Forever Advocate Richard Gienger broadcast June 29, 2015.

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  • Forests central to cap-and-trade— California’s landmark law to limit greenhouse-gas emissions, A.B. 32, is now being implemented as the state's Air Resources Board (ARB) puts in place rules and procedures (“protocols”) to meet the law's objectives.

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  • Writer Peter Berg and ecologist Raymond Dasmann, both affiliated with the San Francisco environmental organization Planet Drum Foundation, popularized the term "bioregion" in the 1970s.

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  • President George H. W. Bush said of the sequoias now in Giant Sequoia National Monument, "We should treat them like a great cathedral." President Bill Clinton established Giant Sequoia National Monument by presidential proclamation in 2000

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Our mission: To protect and enhance the forests and wildlife habitat of California through educational, legislative, and electoral activities.
 

Forests Forever:
Their Ecology, Restoration, and Protection
by
John J. Berger

NOW AVAILABLE
from Forests Forever Foundation
and the Center for American Places