Usal Forest
Growing A Legacy Together
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Thank You RFFI Donors For Helping Us Climb Beyond Our Fundraising Treetop in 2022
Follow RFFI’s To Reconnect, Restore & Respond In 2023

Reconnect our communities to the timbered landscape building strong partnerships for management and traditional use.

Restore habitat for salmon and other wildlife and utilize regenerative forest management techniques to improve forest complexity and long term productivity.

Respond to climate change by growing larger, older trees sequestering more carbon and taking steps to increase its resilience to fire protecting Usal carbon stores.

Our Goals For 2023

ADDRESSING CLIMATE CHANGE
Through our Plant a Redwood Now program, commitment to carbon sequestration, and restorative forest management practices, we continue to demonstrate national leadership in the campaign to mitigate climate change.
BUILDING TRIBAL PARTNERSHIPS
We are strengthening Native American governance, guidance and participation in our work. We are actively recruiting for native membership on our Board, employing members of the native community in restoration work, and learning about tribal use of fire, often referred to as “cultural burning”, as we prepare to use fire as a valuable tool for stimulating restoration, increasing fire resiliency, controlling disease and mitigating invasive species.
EXPANDING COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS
In 2023 we are launching a salmon and redwoods initiative designed to increase community awareness and understanding of the connection between fish and forests. Expanded program coordination will drive educational partnerships and increase opportunities for people of all ages to engage with Usal forest and learn first-hand about habitat restoration.
IMPROVING HABITAT AND FIRE RESILIENCY
Working alongside restoration partners such as Trout Unlimited and Pacific Watershed Associates, we continue expanding access for salmon and steelhead to traditional spawning grounds, removing barriers created by past logging practices. We are actively engaged with local landowners, fire districts and other conservation organizations to improve fire resiliency within Usal and across the region.
COMPLETING REIST RANCH ACQUISITION
We are in the final stages of acquiring Reist Ranch, a 95-acre homestead and conifer grove within Usal forestland. Completing the acquisition will protect key redwoods and provide a future site for research partnerships and forestry education.

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