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The American Forest
Foundation has received one of
those grants, worth $9 million
over four years, to help reduce
the risk of catastrophic wildfire
on family forest owners' lands.
AFF's My Sierra Woods program
has a goal of engaging more than
10,000 family forest owners and
empowering them to safeguard
their land from wildfire. By March
2022, AFF hopes to have facilitated
more than 720 treatment projects
covering more than 42,000 acres
of forestland.

The My Sierra Woods program
covers nine counties in Northern
California - Shasta, Tehama, Butte,
Yuba, Lassen, Plumas, Sierra,
Nevada and Placer - and private
landowners play a pivotal role in
reducing wildfire risk in this region.
In these counties, 45 percent of
the land is forested, and of those
forested acres, 42 percent are
privately owned. According to the
Environmental Protection Agency
and the U.S. Forest Service,
there are 118 sub-watersheds
in this region that are critical

for downstream municipal and
agricultural water use. A watershed
is an elevated area of land where
rain collects, much of it flowing
downward to supply rivers, lakes and
other bodies of water.
Approximately 22 million
Californians rely on these watersheds
for drinking water, including the
populations of major cities such as
San Francisco and Sacramento. In
addition, these counties represent
tens of millions of acres of stored
carbon, meaning any large wildfire is
sure to release a prodigious amount

THE MAIN OBSTACLE PREVENTING FAMILY FOREST
OWNERS FROM REDUCING THE FUEL LOAD ON THEIR
LAND IS THE SUBSTANTIAL COST, SO AFF IS HELING
FAMILY FOREST OWNERS IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
PARTIALLY OFFSET THE COST OF HAULING
WOODCHIPS OFF THEIR LAND.

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Woodland - Spring 2019

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Woodland - Spring 2019

Overstory
Forest Interactions Seedlings
Forests and Families
Brittany Vanderwall: Saying Yes to Opportunity
‘chipping In’ to Reduce Wildfire Risk in California
Strength in Numbers: Tree Farmers and Advocacy Leaders Rally to Recover Post-Disaster
Tools and Resources
Growing Forest Conservation, Together: The 2019 National Leadership Conference
Woodland - Spring 2019 - Intro
Woodland - Spring 2019 - cover1
Woodland - Spring 2019 - cover2
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Woodland - Spring 2019 - Overstory
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Woodland - Spring 2019 - Forest Interactions Seedlings
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Woodland - Spring 2019 - Forests and Families
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Woodland - Spring 2019 - 17
Woodland - Spring 2019 - Brittany Vanderwall: Saying Yes to Opportunity
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Woodland - Spring 2019 - ‘chipping In’ to Reduce Wildfire Risk in California
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Woodland - Spring 2019 - Strength in Numbers: Tree Farmers and Advocacy Leaders Rally to Recover Post-Disaster
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Woodland - Spring 2019 - Tools and Resources
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Woodland - Spring 2019 - Growing Forest Conservation, Together: The 2019 National Leadership Conference
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