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Executive Director's Report 2012
Tom Tuchmann

I am happy to report that RFFI has been making great progress this year. Briefly, we have

Tom Tuchmann
Tom Tuchmann
Acting Executive Director
Further, RFFI has undertaken a complex, independent analysis to inform the Board on the best methods for maximizing our environmental and social goals. In addition to the outstanding work done by The Campbell Group, we have retained the Baldwin, Blomstrom and Wilkinson forest advisory firm to help develop a new forest management model based on the funding derived from the sale of the conservation easement and Shady Dell. The resulting model will guide yearly timber harvest planning. This process is crucial to helping us meet our fiduciary responsibilities while providing the array of social and environmental benefits we all seek.

RFFI is also studying carbon sequestration as it relates to Usal. The good news is that RFFI's current plan for Usal sequesters tons of carbon. Unfortunately, based on a series of policy decisions by the Wildlife Conservation Board and California's Climate Action Registry, it is unclear whether they will allow RFFI to tap into this important market. RFFI will continue to work to make this happen.

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