Join us in Congratulating Mark Welther and the Redwood Forest Foundation


 We are pleased to announce that Mark Welther has been selected to serve as Redwood Forest Foundation's new President and Chief Executive Officer. He will be working closely with the diverse communities of the redwood region to restore cutover forests to health in a way that is financially responsible, creates long-term jobs and forest products, and at the same time protects air, water quality, and biodiversity.


Mark was previously Executive Director of Golden Gate Audubon Society, the largest Audubon chapter in California, and the Membership Director of the California League of Conservation Voters. He brings broad professional experience to this position, including an impressive record of nonprofit management, board development, strategic planning, and successful fundraising. Mark has had over a decade of experience building relationships with decision makers and advocating for California environmental protection. 


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About Redwood Forest Foundation

The Redwood Forest Foundation strives to create a model of "working community forests" by purchasing and sustainably managing the once great redwood forests surrounding the communities of the redwood region in northwestern California. Redwood Forest Foundation was formed in 1997 as the first non-profit in the nation to own its own forests. It is a non-profit organization of stakeholders, including loggers, environmentalists, community activists, foresters and others, working together to conserve forestlands and to protect biodiversity, mitigate climate change and improve the local economy in an equitable fashion. For more information please visit


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