The Redwood Forest Foundation is excited to announce that this year we are hosting a Virtual Annual Meeting. We look forward to seeing our longtime partners and to welcoming new supporters from around the globe.

You Are Invited!
RFFI 2020 Virtual  Annual Meeting
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 
2:00 PM-3:30 PM, PDT

Registration Closed June 23,2020 at 5:00 PM PDT


Leila Conners pictured with Director of Photography, Harun Mehmedinovic, Photo by David Flanagan

Leila Conners embodies a rare combination of talent, energy and commitment to global environmental protection and social change. She is also a terrific friend to RFFI and has helped share our important message with a global audience. Leila founded Tree Media Group, a film production company that creates media to support and sustain civil society by telling inspiring stories. Leila wrote and directed Ice on Fire, a stunningly beautiful and powerful documentary on climate disruption for HBO. The film, with Leonardo DiCaprio producing and narrating, premiered in Cannes in 2019. Leila’s first feature-length documentary was “The 11th Hour,” also co-created with DiCaprio. Leila’s background in international politics, filmmaking, and writing has put her in high demand for speaking engagements on issues of sustainability and the environment.

Is It Game Over? Or Game On?

Director Leila Conners and Leonardo DiCaprio at Cannes Film Festival debut.

Leila Conners ICE ON FIRE,
with DiCaprio narrating and producing,
is a science based documentary on climate disruption. Filmed around the globe, the magnificent cinematography captures the beauty of a planet worth saving. Ice on Fire captures the destruction but more importantly provides a stage for scientists and climate action pioneers. It transcends the current climate change conflict and offers hope that we can actually stave off the worst effects of global warming, if we act quickly and intelligently. RFFI Chief Forester Linwood Gill and RFFI North Coast Biochar Project Manager, Raymond Baltar, are both featured in the film presenting climate solutions. They are filmed in our Usal Redwood Forest, one of the largest non-profit owned working community forests in America. Watch Ice On Fire Trailer Here


Redwood Event Sponsors
Tree Media, A California Company; US Forest Capital, LLC; Barnett Logging; KOZT

Mark Welther Redwood Forest Foundation
President & CEO.
Master of Ceremonies
Kathleen Moxon, Redwood Forest Foundation
Board of Directors, Chairperson.
Welcome, with a look at RFFI past, present & future.
Linwood Gill, RPF, Usal Redwood Co Chief Forester.
A Virtual Forest Tour.
A video tour of timber stand improvement,
and other operations in the Usal Redwood Forest.
Karen Youngblood, Usal Redwood Forest Co.
Forest Conservation Specialist.
RFFI’s Commitment to Restoration Forestry,
a presentation of RFFI’s extensive forest
and watershed restoration in Usal.

Keynote Speaker, Leila Conners,
Award-winning International Writer And Filmmaker

Leila Conners, President Tree Media Group. Leila will share her passionate commitment to global environmental action and social change. She will describe the promising natural and technological solutions that climate action pioneers are using to capture carbon.
Mark Welther, President and CEO.
The President’s Address,
an overview of RFFI’s plans for 2020 and beyond.
Emily Ellickson-Brown, RFFI Business Manager.
Event Production Manager.
Emily is responsible for event design and logistics and will
work with participants to optimize their event experience.

Thank You To Our Event Sponsors

RFFI 2020 Board

2020 Redwood Forest Foundation
Board of Directors

Appearing left to right:

Jeff Romm
William Snyder
Richard Gienger
Heidi Knott Gundling
John Rogers, Secretary
Mike Balok
Kathleen Moxon, Chairperson
Steve Pearson
Kendall Smith
Bill Wilkinson
Candy Skarlatos, Treasurer & CFO