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“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”

—John Muir

Land Trust Alliance


Forest Fete 2011

Forest Fete 2009Join our celebration of forest champions!

Every fall, friends of the forest gather for a night of celebration at Forest Fete, PFT's annual awards dinner and fundraiser held at the picturesque Golden Gate Club in the Presidio of San Francisco. This gala celebration of forests and people working for their conservation features a keynote address from a leading advocate for the environmental and economic benefits of forests, in addition to awards for our forest champions, an exciting silent auction, a delicious three-course meal and selections of California’s finest wines.

A premier event for the forest community, Fete attracts guests from across the spectrum of the forest and conservation communities, including large and small landowners, regulators and loggers, scientists and environmentalists, green entrepreneurs and legislators. Read more about this year's Fete below and visit our Donate page to buy tickets or sponsor a table. It’s always a night to remember!


Check out photos and speeches from this year's Sept. 21 event and we look forward to seeing you next year! A special thanks is due to all our fantastic sponsors, listed below.

Watch USDA Sec. Vilsack's Remarks

View Forest Fete 2011 Photos

Read PFT President Laurie Wayburn's Comments


Shasta Forests Timberlands, LLC /
W.M. Beaty & Associates

Humboldt Redwood Company

Mendocino Redwood Company

The Campbell Group, LLC

The Collins Companies

Columbia Forest Products

Conservation Partners —
the Law Office of Ellen A. Fred

Convergent Wealth Advisors

The Forestland Group, LLC

Green Diamond Resource Company

Hancock Timber Resource Group

The Lyme Timber Company

Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Port Blakely Tree Farms

Roseburg Forest Products

Scientific Certification Systems



Alexander Valley Vineyards

Anchor Brewing Co.

Anderson Valley Brewing Co.

Eight Arms Cellars

Lagunitas Brewing Co.

Ravenswood Winery

Saintsbury Vineyard


Absinthe Brasserie and Bar

Anton Chiono (Fly Fishing Lessons)

California Snow/Bob Roberts

California Pizza Kitchen in Corte Madera

Chateau Julien

Chez Panisse

Eight Arms Cellars

EO Products

Fleet Feet San Francisco

Geographic Expeditions

Global Yoga

Harney & Sons Fine Teas

Hotel Durant

Husch Vineyards

Jeanne Adams
(Ansel Adams Book)

Kirk Marckwald (Tomales Bay Rental)

Knight's Catering

Marshal Compton
(Santa Cruz Beach House Rental)

Mike Hupp (Dawn Patrol Images)


Paxton Gate

Phillips Bros. Mill

Presidio Fitness

Quail Lodge Golf Club


Robert Biale Vineyards

Rogers Family Coffee

Rogue Klamath River Adventures

San Francisco Hat Company

San Francisco Symphony

Sea Ranch Lodge

Shag Hair Salon

SOAR Inflatables/Russian River Adventures

Sorensen's Resort

Sports Basement

SusieCakes Bakery

The Pad Studios

Tom Lupo (Har-Po Condo Rental)

Ulrike L. Pirrung


We Olive


*Last updated September 20, 2011




Forest Fete 2011

Sec. John LairdKeynote Speaker

Calif. Secretary of Natural Resources John Laird
Read Secretary Laird's Bio.


Tom Vilsack

Outside-the-Box Award

USDA Secretary
Thomas J. Vilsack

Read Secretary Vilsack's Bio.


Allyn Ford

Forest Champion

Roseburg Forest Products President Allyn C. Ford
Read Allyn Ford's Bio.




Charlie & Darci Swindells



Allan & Marilyn Brown
Rosemary Carroll
Ken & Marie Jennings
Kirk Marckwald & Chris Desser
Timothy & Ulrike Pirrung
Timothy & Billie Taylor
Laurie A. Wayburn & Constance Best

Look back at past
Forest Fete Events:

2010   |  2009   |   2008   |   2007   |   2006


See coverage of previous Fetes, view photos, and read speeches from our past Forest Fete celebrations.