Redwood Forests For Our Future
10 Vital Reasons To Support Redwood Forests
During the current worldwide convergent crises, the Redwood Forest Foundation, Inc (RFFI) is asked: “What do forests have to do with the current pandemic?” “Can we work on the COVID-19 pandemic, the economic crisis and climate change at the same time?” Our reply, “We cannot afford not to!”
Restoring and conserving forests are essential to human health, the health of our economies and reversing climate change. Human health is inextricably linked to healthy forests. Healthy intact forests support the biodiversity critical to avoiding the emergence of zoonotic viruses like the SARS-CoV-2 pathogens that travel from animals to human. Since 2011, we have lost over 49 million acres of forest a year, globally. We must act now to regenerate our forests. The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change cites the urgent need to transition from fossil fuels coupled with supporting natural solutions to climate disruption. The top natural carbon drawdown solutions include regenerating forests and soil. RFFI is working to do both. Role Of Forests
Donations to the Redwood Forest Foundation, Inc. support partnerships addressing deforestation, habitat destruction, soil improvement and loss of biodiversity. Your gift supports healthy forests and the people working to mitigate climate disruption. Healthy forests clean the air we breathe and the water we drink. Healthy forests renew the human spirit, improve mental and physical health, giving us hope for the future.
Your gifts have leveraged $5,000,000 in major watershed restoration in the Usal Redwood Forest. In the last ten years, we have removed or upgraded 46 miles of unmaintained roads and removed or fixed their failed crossings. Together this has prevented 140,000 cubic yards of sediment from washing into salmon bearing streams. We have further enhanced salmonid habitat along 14 miles of these key salmonid spawning reaches with over 300 large wood structures. Three new projects are included on our restoration map, above. They are: biomass to biochar-in-place conversion sites, three helicopter landing areas, and our proposed shaded fuel break. All are part of our fire resilience plan.