1. A Crucial Component

    an interview with Sandra Macias Retired – Urban & Community Forestry Manager, USFS Pacific Southwest Region What is/was your relationship to ReLeaf? From 1999 to 2014, I served as the liaison between California ReLeaf and the US Forest Service. During that time, I advocated for California ReLeaf at the Forest...
  2. TreePeople Names New CEO

    Technology Entrepreneur Andy Vought named CEO will work alongside founder Andy Lipkis as TreePeople launches its ambitious new campaign to create a sustainable Los Angeles. Kim Freed named Chief Development Officer. NOVEMBER 10, 2014 – LOS ANGELES – TreePeople is pleased to announce that Andy Vought has joined the organization...
  3. From the Boston Globe: The City Is an Ecosystem

    The city is an ecosystem, pipes and all What scientists are finding when they treat the urban landscape as an evolving environment of its own By Courtney Humphries Boston Globe Correspondent November 07, 2014 Is a tree trying to survive in the city better off than a tree growing in...
  4. A Valid Response

    an interview with Jane Bender Retired from Santa Rosa City Council Chair of Habitat for Humanity, Sonoma County Incoming President, Climate Protection campaign, Sonoma County What is/was your relationship to ReLeaf? In 1990, we completed the Plant the Trail project, which was so big it caught the eye of California...
  5. Wilder and Woollier

    an interview with Nancy Hughes Executive Director, California Urban Forests Council What is/was your relationship to ReLeaf? I’ve been involved since the start in some capacity. Formerly, I represented People for Trees from San Diego, which began the same year as ReLeaf, 1989, and was a founding member. Around that...
  6. Webinar Resources: Tools for Estimating Greenhouse Gas Benefits of Trees

    October 20, 2014 Presented by Kelaine Ravdin, Urban Ecos Sponsored by: Urban Ecos, CAUFC, California ReLeaf, and CAL FIRE   The new round of CAL FIRE urban forestry grants requires applicants to estimate the greenhouse gas effects of the proposed projects. Currently, the policy in this field has outpaced the...
  7. 25th Anniversary Reunion Recap

    On October 11, 2014, a small, but enthusiastic crowd gathered in San Jose to celebrate California ReLeaf’s 25th Anniversary. The reunion brought together many of the organization’s supporters, including several past executive directors and founder Isabel Wade.   A special thank you goes to our hostess, Our City Forest Executive...
  8. California ReLeaf Represents Advocacy

    an interview with Rhonda Berry Founding Director, Our City Forest What is/was your relationship to ReLeaf? I worked as staff for California ReLeaf from 1989 – 1991 in San Francisco. In 1991, I began work in San Jose to start an urban forest nonprofit. Our City Forest incorporated as a...
  9. Access to Advocacy

    an interview with Jim Geiger Life Coach and Owner, Summit Leader Coaching What is/was your relationship to ReLeaf? At the time California ReLeaf was formed in 1989, I was the State’s Urban Forester working as Urban Forestry Program Manager for the California Department of Forestry (CAL FIRE). I worked at CAL...
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