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The California Deforestation-Free Procurement Act, A.B. 2002, would apply to all companies doing business with the state in products that contain "tropical forest-risk" commodities ... READ MORE...

  • Legislation that would directly and fully reverse Donald Trump's recent evisceration of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) needs our strong support.

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  • Massive erosion from hillsides draining into fish-bearing streams has long been a byproduct of industrial logging in California. But this major pollution and loss of precious soils would be checked by a proposed new law, Senate Bill 69, now working its way toward passage in the legislature.

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  • A myth long perpetrated by the timber industry and its enablers in Congress holds that post-fire logging is helpful, even necessary, to recover the forest and to prevent future fires. Nothing could be further from the truth.

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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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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