Working Community Forests
Plant a Redwood Now
Your donation allows RFFI to plant young redwood trees in honor of a friend or loved one in a redwood forest in northern California. The Honoree receives an attractive 8" x 11" certificate suitable for framing with a customized message acknowledging the occasion and you as the donor. These enduring gifts are suitable for any occasion.
Plant a Redwood Now.
Throw a Party for RFFI!
Longtime supporter, donor and RFFI Outstanding Volunteer (2012), Jon Krabbenschmidt, came up with a novel and enjoyable way to support RFFI. Jon and his wife, Dawn, turned Jon's sixtieth birthday party into a gala event at the Great America Music Hall in San Francisco that generated financial support for and an appreciation of RFFI's work. Jon let his guests know that his preferred birthday gift was a donation to RFFI. The party-goers enthusiastically honored his wishes with most gifts going to our redwood reforestation program -- Plant a Redwood Now! Jon, a CPA with Novogradac & Company LLP in San Francisco, is deeply committed to off-setting his personal "carbon footprint." His significant financial contributions and volunteer accounting services help achieve this goal.
During the party Jon announced, "I am passionate about reducing carbon emissions through renewable energy and sequestering the carbon that is left as efficiently as possible. RFFI's reforestation project gives me the opportunity to achieve my goals at a very low cost. I have had many great gifts over my lifetime, but I can't think of anything better than having a redwood tree planted in my honor knowing that the gift will last for a thousand years. Thank you all for doing this for me."
RFFI invites you to follow Jon's example. Throw a party for RFFI! Or convert a personal gift-giving occasion, like the holidays, into an opportunity for friends and relatives to make a gift to RFFI as a gift to you. RFFI will acknowledge all donations and inform you of the gifts with an attractive card or certificate of the donor's choosing. Contact
for help setting up an event.
North Coast Biochar
On October 7, 2014, RFFI's biochar conversion unit arrived in Mendocino County from Colorado. It is up and running and producing char at an interim Branscomb location. RFFI must deal with two major issues before moving the unit onto the Usal Redwood Forest -- fire safety and efficient drying of chips. We are working with HSU, Schatz Energy Lab and others to modify the machine to achieve these goals. Meanwhile look for RFFI's North Coast Biochar at Willits Soil Company on 101 in Willits over the coming months!
for the latest developments.
Key Dates in Redwood Forest Foundation History
RFFI President and CEO
Now, in 2015, we will take four giant steps closer to creating the world-changing community forest our founders envisioned. I am writing to ask you to help RFFI maximize the impact of this all-important year.
RFFI's top priorities for 2015 are:
This holiday season, I hope you will consider making a gift of $100, $500, $1,000, $5,000 or more. RFFI needs to grow, and is a place where the Three E's, Ecology, Economy and Equity, aren't just words - they are our mission. Thank you for considering my request. I look forward to reporting our progress in 2015.
RFFI Says Thanks To You!
Thank you to our many donors and volunteers who
Thank you! Contributions to RFFI have enormous leveraging power. A $100 contribution leverages $500 in forest and stream restoration. Beyond that your contributions are supporting foresters, scientists and logging jobs in the woods along with community engagement in managing the forest. RFFI needs your support to continue to practice a high level of forest stewardship. Please help us keep this Working Community Forest working.
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Front Cover: Michael Bagdonas
Back Cover: Usal Forest Map: Karen Youngblood CG, LLC.
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