The Forest Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit that works to educate all Californians about the benefits of sustainable forestry. Our mission is to foster public understanding of forest ecosystems in California by providing balanced, science-based information on environmental, economic, and societal uses of forest resources for present and succeeding generations.

Our Board is made up of educators, foresters, environmental lawyers, bankers and community citizens:

Board members

  • Brenda Washington Davis, Chairperson / The Brenda Davis Law Group

  • Arne Hultgren, Vice-Chairperson / Land Vest

  • Mark Luster, Past Chairperson / Sierra Pacific Industries

  • Paul Violett, Secretary / Soper-Wheeler Company

  • Rebecca Fabisch Miller, Treasurer / Umpqua Bank

  • Phil Battaglia / W. M. Beaty & Associates

  • Lloyd Bradshaw / Hearst Forests, LLC

  • Niel Fischer, Esq. / Collins Pine Company

  • Paul Chapman / Campbell Global

  • John Helms / UC Berkeley, College of Natural Resources (Ret.)

  • Mike Jani / Mendocino Redwood Company

  • Gary Rynearson / Green Diamond Resource Company

  • Joshua Strauss / Blue Source

  • Richard Engel / UC Davis

  • Chris Quirmbach / Timber Products Company

  • Rich Gordon, Advisory Board Member / California Forestry Association


  • Jann Taber Executive Director | email: jann@calforestfoundation.org

  • Tanya Wermund    Program/Marketing Coordinator | email: tanya@calforestfoundation.org