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.
This spring, the Washington state legislature considered four carbon tax bills and now one has been submitted as a 2018 ballot initiative.
Since California’s carbon offset program began in 2013, 168 forest projects in 29 states have sequestered more than 44 million tons of carbon dioxide.
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.
Pacific Forest Trust Comments on Safeguarding CA: Nature is essential for climate change adaptation. Biodiversity goals depend on forests.
Combating climate change does not have to be divisive. In fact, combatting climate change should be a unifying issue that brings people together through shared, multi-benefit solutions.
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