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    The Brenda Davis Law Group
Arne Hultgren    Roseburg Forest Products
Mark Luster    Sierra Pacific Industries
Paul Violett    Soper-Wheeler Company
Rebecca Fabisch Miller    US Bank
Phil Battaglia    W. M. Beaty & Associates
Lloyd Bradshaw    Hearst Forests, LLC
Paul Chapman    Campbell Global
Chris Chase    Timber Products Company
John Helms    UC Berkeley, College of Natural Resources (Ret.)
Mike Jani    Mendocino Redwood Company
Gary Rynearson    Green Diamond Resource Company
William J. Thomas    Best Best & Krieger


Lindsay VanLaningham    Executive Director
Michele Vesely    Program Coordinator
Lori Vance    Controller
Sophia Runne    Executive Assistant