March 21, 2019, 12-1PM Revitalizing Forests and Our Local Communities Brown Bag

Sonoma County Agricultural and Open Space District:

747 Mendocino Ave # 100, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Forest Reciprocity Group (FRG) will present on revitalizing our forests to revitalize communities. FRG seeks to collaborate with landowners; county, state, and federal organizations and agencies; and local tribes to unburden forestlands of overcapacity fire fuel load small diameter poles. This burden can become our solution. When we tend our forests for regenerative health, we are reciprocated with an abundance of valuable raw material that can provide economic incentives to revitalize local economies. Some of the useful products that can be made from forest thinning are furniture, biochar, energy generation via wood gasification units, fencing, storage and garden sheds, and architectural components of beautiful and fire safe affordable housing. FRG is an initiative of Cloud Forest Institute. More information on the initiative can be found at: forestreciprocity.org

Protecting forests across landscapes and through generations…