Redwood Forest Foundation
by Art Harwood, Executive Director
It is Spring and RFFI has certainly sprung
into action as we actively pursue community
involvement on many fronts. In March, I
joined Mike Faye and many community and
educational groups, to celebrate the launch of
the Northern California Geotourism website,
is the creation of the National Geographic
Society's Center for Sustainable Destinations
and shares many of RFFI's hopes for nourishing
new, sustainable economies in this region.
Executive Director of RFFI
RFFI is also a leader in
described in the feature article of this issue. We
have assumed a leadership role in Redwood
Futures because it is our belief that we can
harness the buzz created by the National
Geographic article and documentary to further
RFFI's mission. Our participation is as one of
the "glue" organizations critical to holding this
work together during these early stages.
These efforts - all of which promote regional
collaboration - will greatly accelerate the work
of rebuilding forest ecosystems and the social
and economic well-being of our communities.
We encourage you to be part of this work by
getting involved and supporting RFFI in any
way you can (yes we also need volunteers!) We
need the administrative capacity to keep these
ground-breaking initiatives moving forward.