In the closing days of the California Legislative session that ended September 15, 2017, the state made investments of nearly $300 million in forests and other lands for climate mitigation, adaptation, and fire safety.
This year, PFT is urging the California Legislature to advance the state’s climate adaptation policy by investing in natural and working lands. Read the sign-on letter we’re circulating at the Capitol.
New $4 million forest health grant will help reduce the likelihood and intensity of fire spreading across the iconic Black Butte and Mount Shasta forests.
A new study, conducted by Pacific Forest Trust, shows that half of the source watersheds that supply northern California’s primary reservoirs are at risk.
Despite receiving less than 4% of GGRF investments, forests and other lands have achieved over 14% of the greenhouse gas reductions.
The bipartisan deal to extend California’s cap-and-trade program consisted of three separate bills, and a number of compromises by all parties.
Laurie Wayburn points out the similarities in the ways we can care for the health of both people and forests.
Pacific Forest Trust is working with Michigan-California Timber Company to secure a conservation easement for its working forest on the edge of Black Butte near Mt. Shasta.
A two-year cooperative reforestation project planted 3 million ponderosa pine trees at the Goose Lake Working Forest in Modoc County, California.
Recently extended to 2030, California’s cap-and-trade program is important for protecting and restoring forests and other lands.
C. Searle Whitney left a generous bequest to further Pacific Forest Trust’s effort to conserve working forests. PFT will start a fellowship program in his honor.
The MountCrest Working Forest has transferred more than 300 acres of land to the BLM, including a mile of the Pacific Crest Trail, to become permanent part of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument.
Jeanne and Walter Sedgwick have both poured their substantial energy and skill into conserving the environment. Pacific Forest Trust interviewed Walter about his lifetime dedication to forests and nature.
This year, Pacific Forest Trust led an effort to gain additional funding for CAL FIRE’s program to help rural forested communities prepare for wildfire, resulting in an additional $10 million of State Responsibility Area funds in the state budget.
Pacific Forest Trust looks upstream to the source to help solve California’s water problems with the first-ever Watershed Infrastructure Risk Assessment Report.
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