Searle Whitney’s Gift to the Future

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.

More Pacific Crest Trail Conserved

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.

Walter and Jeanne Sedgwick

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.

Working with Fire

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.

CA Assembly Passes CARBON Act

In May, Assembly Bill 1433, the Climate Adaptation and Resilience Based on Nature (CARBON) Act, passed the California Assembly with solid bipartisan support—a major acknowledgment of the climate benefits of investing in forests and other working and natural lands.

Safeguarding California Comments

Pacific Forest Trust Comments on Safeguarding CA: Nature is essential for climate change adaptation. Biodiversity goals depend on forests.

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