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Community Forests Webinar

The University of California Cooperative Extension and the Northern California Society of American Foresters in collaboration with our partners are offering a webinar and field trips on the topic of community forests and community forestry.

Community forests are forested lands that are managed to produce goods and services of importance to people living within the forest or otherwise dependent upon them for economic, environmental, recreational or spiritual values. The objective of this webinar is to present an overview of community forestry as it is currently being practiced in California. The intended audience for the webinar is natural resource managers, environmental and forest activist groups, residents of forested regions who might benefit from a community forest approach in their areas and the general public concerned with forest management.

How the Webinar Works

People who wish to view the webinar presentations will be provided with an internet address. At the date and time of each webinar presentation, they will log in to view them. After formal presentations, viewers will be given the opportunity to text questions to presenters for discussion.

Partially funded by the Forest Stewardship program of the USDA Forest Service- State & Private Forestry and the USDA Renewable Resources Extension Act fund through the University of California Cooperative Extension.


Webinar Links & Resources

Click to access recorded webinars, presentations and other resources.



The April 20 webinar was postponed due to technical difficulties with Adobe.  We are told that the Adobe server that was hosting our webinar had an error.  Adobe quickly responded to fix the issue but we could not restart the meeting because there were at least 21 participants who were in the "room".

The webinar with Art Harwood and Lynn Jungwirth is postponed until May 4th at the same time.

Click HERE to register and receive the webinar url.

Schedule of Presentations (subject to change)

April 7, 2011  6:30-8:30 p.m.

  • Community Forests in California: Introduction and Overview: Richard R. Harris, Ph.D., RPF #1961, Northern California Society of American Foresters
  • Arcata Community Forest: Mark Andre, City of Arcata Department of Environmental Services, Arcata, CA

April 13, 2011  6:30-8:30 p.m.

  • Stewardship Contracting on Federal Lands: Marcus Kaufmann, Consultant, Eugene, OR
  • Weaverville Community Forest: Pat Frost, Trinity County Resource Conservation District, Weaverville, CA

April 27, 2011 6:30-8:30 p.m.

  • Community Forestry in Multi-Landowner Landscapes: Mike De Lasaux, UC Cooperative Extension, Quincy, CA
  • Tahoe-Donner Homeowners’ Association: Bill Houdyshell, Forester, Truckee, CA

May 4, 2011 6:30-8:30 p.m.

  • The Role of Non-Profit Organizations in Community Forestry: Lynn Jungwirth, Hayfork Watershed Research and Training Center
  • Usal Redwood Forest: Art Harwood, Redwood Forest Foundation, Branscomb, CA

Field Trips

Field trips to Arcata Community Forest, Usal Redwood Forest, Tahoe-Donner and Weaverville Community Forest have been scheduled for May and June.

May 14th-  Weaverville
May 28th - Arcata
June 4th- Usal
June 25th- Tahoe/Donner

Registration is required for each of the field trips and there is a $15 registration fee for each.   To register go to: http://communityforestwebinarfieldtrips.eventbrite.com


Click HERE to register and receive the webinar url.


For more information contact Richard Harris at rrharris2464@sbcglobal.net or at 707 678-3504

The flyer for this event is accessible at:  http://ucanr.org/community_forests_flyer