About Us

Trust for Working Lands

Sacred Groves

 

We are currently building our Board of Directors and Advisors. 

David Katz – is a long-term social activist, conservationist, and entrepreneur.  He has played major roles in founding organic farming movement in CA, co-founder of the Farallones Institute – a pioneer in alternative technologies and education, CEO of agAccess, served as Executive Director of the Sonoma Land Trust, and on many boards. David has comprehensive experience as a natural resource and land management advisor to families and institutions with extensive transaction management capability.

He is co-developer of the innovative and highly effective Nigiri Project for salmon in the Sacramento River and Bay Delta. He holds degrees from UC Davis and Yale School of Forestry. He is a farmer and horticulturist, fruit tree specialist, and life-long social activist.

 

Michael  Furniss – is a forest and wildland soil scientist, hydrologist and climate scientist.   Michael  worked for the Research and Development Branch of the US Forest Service for 33 years. Has taught climate change and conducted climate vulnerability assessments in 14 countries and is the author of numerous seminal publications.

Michael is currently an Adjunct professor of Forestry and Wildland Science at Humboldt State University teaching upper-division class in “Climate Change and Land Use”, “Climate and Energy”, and “Wildland Hydrology.” He is a 16-year member of the Board of Directors of 2,400-acre Arcata Community Forest. Michael has been researching and passionately thinking through green burial for decades. He holds BS and  MS degrees from UC Berkeley in  soil science. www.watershed.org

 

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