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Just 120 miles north of San Francisco lies a large area of redwood forest threatened with intensive logging. READ MORE...

Wild & Scenic Film Festival

In celebration of Earth Day, FORESTS FOREVER is happy to be a Community Partner for this year's  Wild & Scenic Film Festival, hosted by The Alameda County Chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby, Earth Island Institute, Green the Church, Communities for a Better Environment, and The David Brower Center. This year’s festival, launching with a virtual live event on Earth Day, April 22 at 7 PM, will feature 20 outstanding environmental films, available on-demand April 23-27.  FORESTS FOREVER is offering a $5 per ticket discount on all tickets to our members, friends, and allies.

Tickets are now available at  The discount code is CCLALA. Please feel free to share this discount with your family, friends, and community.  All ticket proceeds go to support the work of Citizens Climate Lobby and its hosting partners.

  • What is arguably the most important pillar of American environmental law has narrowly survived the Trump administration

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  • Burning trees and other woody material from forests for many years was regarded as a "green," sustainable means of generating electricity. No longer.

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  • America's most effective and popular wildlife conservation law is now poised to make a comeback after its worst weakening since it was enacted in 1973.

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Listen to Forests Forever Executive Director, Paul Hughes and Advocate Richard Gienger on KMUD KMUD Environment Show with Forests Forever Executive Director, Paul Hughes and Advocate Richard Gienger broadcast Jan 14, 2020
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Listen to Forests Forever Executive Director, Paul Hughes, on KPFA Terra Verde Forests Forever Executive Director Paul Hughes on Terra Verde on Apr. 5, 2019— A weekly public affairs show that delivers news and views about the most critical environmental issues across California and globally.
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Napa Valley Register, column by Forests Forever Executive Director Paul Hughes

Protecting Our Napa Valley: On the value of forests, column by Forests Forever Executive Director Paul Hughes Feb 17, 2019
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  • Forests central to cap-and-trade— California’s landmark law to limit greenhouse-gas emissions, A.B. 32, is now being implemented as the state's Air Resources Board (ARB) puts in place rules and procedures (“protocols”) to meet the law's objectives.

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  • Writer Peter Berg and ecologist Raymond Dasmann, both affiliated with the San Francisco environmental organization Planet Drum Foundation, popularized the term "bioregion" in the 1970s.

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  • President George H. W. Bush said of the sequoias now in Giant Sequoia National Monument, "We should treat them like a great cathedral." President Bill Clinton established Giant Sequoia National Monument by presidential proclamation in 2000

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

from Forests Forever Foundation
and the Center for American Places