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FORESTS FOREVER has teamed up with local activists to pass this ballot measure aimed at protecting fast-disappearing oak woodlands in Napa County!

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Climate Crisis!   Climate Crises CALIFORNIA'S FORESTS AT RISK

  • Impacts of Climate Change on California Forests
  • Global Climate Change
  • Forests and Climate Change
  • Clearcutters Hop on Cap-and-Trade Program

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Listen to Director Paul Hughes on KKRN
Forests Forever Executive Director Paul Hughes is special in-studio guest on the "Unspun Show" with host Doug Bennett on KKRN 88.5 FM Community Radio in Round Mountain, Calif. Broadcast in conjunction with the Forum for the Forest conference in Redding held on Feb. 11, 2012. Co-host Dr. Doug Craig, a blogger at Climate of Change as well as a clinical psychologist, makes the connections between logging, corporate influence and climate change.

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Listen to Director Paul Hughes on KPFA
Listen to Forests Forever Executive Director Paul Hughes interviewed on KPFA 94.1 FM discussing the state Air Resources Board's decision to allow forest clearcutting as a means of capping CO2 emissions. Hughes also discusses devastating budget cuts to timber harvest inspections in California.


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Your Letter Today Can Save Our Forests!

Make your voice heard by the Calif. Assistant Secretary of Forest Resources Management, Russ Henly today! Click here to send your message.

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Our side won the Measure V vote by an overwhelming 62%!

Large-scale “hack-and-squirt” herbicide use poses increased forest fire, environmental risks!

Forests Forever flyover of Mendocino Redwood Company industrial timber lands on July 22, 2015 to observe Hack 'n' Squirt forestry.

Mendocino Redwood Company (MRC) has been practicing a method of forestry called ‘hack and squirt’ to poison tree species such as tanoak. This procedure uses a non-selective broad-spectrum herbicide called Imazapyr -- applied by cutting around the base of a tree and spraying into the open wound.

Since 2012 alone, MRC has killed over 5 million trees on 24,000 acres!

Although tanoaks play an important ecological role in forest succession and recovery, they are using hack-and-squirt eradication because it is the cheapest way to get rid of less-marketable tree species that may compete with the more-profitable redwood or Douglas-fir.

hack and squirt forestry in mendocino county

But research indicates increased fire intensity is one result of leaving standing dead trees on the landscape! The dead trees thereby pose a risk to firefighters and nearby residents and communities. The use of these toxins also may pose threats to water quality and wildlife.

Forest Forever teamed up to support a group of local activists in Mendocino County to qualify and pass Measure V on June 2016. The Measure declares the leaving of dead standing trees a public nuisance and makes the person or persons responsible liable for the hazard.


Our mission: To protect and enhance the forests and wildlife habitat of California through educational, legislative, and electoral activities.

Forests Forever:
Their Ecology, Restoration, and Protection
John J. Berger

from Forests Forever Foundation
and the Center for American Places