“The Pacific Forest Trust is fully engaged in bringing the principals of science and conservation to the development and implementation of forest policy.”
—Jerry Franklin, Ph.D., Prof of Forest Ecology, University of Washington
New hope in Modoc County for 32.5 square miles of forestland devastated by fire.
A vast and once-glorious Modoc County forest landscape devastated in the 2012 Barry Point wildfire will be reborn and nurtured into healthy forests and meadows, teeming with wildlife, thanks to a first-of-its kind joint forest restoration and conservation project being launched now with a major grant from the Wildlife Conservation Board. The $2.5 million habitat restoration grant to the Pacific Forest Trust provides the lead funding for a multi-year, painstaking undertaking in partnership with Collins to replant 20,806 acres—an area the size of Washington, D.C. read more>
As California's Governor Jerry Brown proposes investments to reduce CO2 emissions, Pacific Forest Trust's Board Chair, Andrea Tuttle explains that we can only meet the climate challenge by including the natural and working landscapes.
An excellent OpEd authored by Tuttle appeared in the Sacramento Bee, outlining the importance of forests, wetlands, farmlands, and urban parks in the race to reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide. Read the entire piece here.
The Land Trust Alliance welcomes your thoughts on PFT
The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. The Pacific Forest Trust is pleased to announce it is applying for renewal of accreditation. A public comment period is now open.
The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, conducts an extensive review of each applicant’s policies and programs. The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how the Pacific Forest Trust complies with national quality standards. These standards address the ethical and technical operation of a land trust. For the full list of standards see www.landtrustaccreditation.org/tips-and-tools/indicator-practices.
To learn more about the accreditation program and to submit a comment, visit www.landtrustaccreditation.org, or email your comment to email@example.com. Comments may be faxed or mailed to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, Attn: Public Comments: (fax) 518-587-3183; (mail) 112 Spring Street, Suite 204, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. Comments on the Pacific Forest Trust’s application will be most useful by May 23rd, 2015.
Sustainability with Heart: Butte Creek Meadows
It's hot and dusty at midday when the cows start to drag their feet.
Driven before daybreak from their valley floor home, the lead cows find a new sense of urgency as Alex counts them in the gate and cowboys encourage them up the last steep climb. Cresting the ridge, the cows prick up their ears, summon their calves, and begin to trot. The great meadow--a lush expanse in an alpine valley rimmed with rich forests--is still a mile below, but they can smell the cool mountain water on the breeze. "Blair's Girls" race home again for the summer. Read the rest
On Thursday, California’s Wildlife Conservation Board voted unanimously to approve $9.09 million in grant funding for the Pacific Forest Trust to acquire a conservation easement on the first phase of the Mt. Shasta Headwaters project, encompassing twenty square miles of working forests that surround the historic mill town of McCloud.