Redwood Forest Foundation
Outstanding Volunteer 2014:
Louis Hoaglin has played a significant role in the development of the Redwood Forest Foundation since the early 21st Century. His wife, Peggy, and sons have supported and enriched his efforts to help RFFI develop policy, inform restoration choices, develop outreach and education programs and deepen and strengthen RFFI's relationships with Native Peoples, locally and throughout California.
Louis examining tanoak acorns during site evaluation
for Chinquapin Springs Acorn Orchard.
Louis has worked side by side with RFFI staff and board members, at times functioning as a quasi staff member, as he has helped RFFI reach out to and enrich its engagement of the local community.
- Restoration - development of alternative uses for tanoak.
- Engaging local tribal members in the development of the acorn orchard over a 6-year period.
- Planning, engaging and organizing acorn grove tours for more than 400 tribal members from northern California.
- Organized and led Usal Forest visit and barbeque for California tribal members.
- Extensive involvement in site selection for acorn grove.
- Establishment of the Chinquapin Springs Acorn Orchard.
- Planning for possible recreational and cultural uses of Usal Redwood Forest.
- Engaging local folks in the planning for Koostcho - a prospective Native American and Nature Study Center to be located at McCoy Creek site.
- Working with UC Berkeley's Linguistics Dept. to revive the Wailaki language.
- Working with UC Berkeley's School of Integrative Biology on interpretive displays for Koostcho & outdoor education.
- Outreach to local school children to assure that tribal history and practices are passed down to the next generation.
- Organization, set-up and break-down for 2011 Annual Meeting held in Usal Redwood Forest.
Louis Hoaglin and planning group engaged in a
silvicutural discussion on Usal Redwood Forest.