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Redwood Forest Foundation

Spring 2013 Newsletter

Welcome
by Kathy Moxon

Kathy Moxon
Kathy Moxon
Chair, RFFI Board of Directors

Spring has sprung, and as the Calypso Orchids and Fawn Lilies spring to life in our redwood forests, new energy infuses RFFI's vision of the future.

In 2013, under Tom Tuchmann's capable interim leadership, RFFI advanced in significant ways. We addressed difficult financial and forest management issues, completed our first timber harvest and analyzed RFFI's emerging management and administration needs.

We are now ready to step forward in another new and important direction. We have redesigned our administrative structure, including our top leadership post, and are now seeking applicants for this important, paid, full-time position. We have decided that the title "President" best portrays the level of responsibility and leadership the job entails and we are seeking. Check our website for a description of this great opportunity, and please pass the information on to others who may be interested. In the future, I will serve as Chair of the RFFI Board of Directors. We believe that making these changes will better position our staff to address future organizational needs.

Expanding RFFI's work beyond sustainable forest management for timber production depends on fundraising, and we are excited to announce a new Challenge Grant campaign. Hoping to repeat the successful Challenge Campaign of 2010, our generous anonymous donors have offered to match the first $5,000 raised by September 10, 2013, thereby doubling the value of all gifts up to that limit. The current level of our resources is limiting our ability to take advantage of many opportunities to expand Usal's recreational, restoration and business potential. We hope to change that; so, while we actively seek and receive grant funding, your donations remain critical and demonstrate the commitment of our community and supporters.

I hope you will join me and invest in RFFI's vision and mission at this important time. This is what makes the RFFI model a success.


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