Our Forest Futures campaign will ensure healthy forests today, tomorrow, and forever— to unlock the innovation and resources that hold the potential to solve our communities’ underlying forest restoration and management issues. We have a responsibility to join together to implement progressive solutions to ensure forest health for generations to come.
Forest Futures will identify, build, accelerate, and scale the solutions we need; setting in motion a series of projects, initiatives and funding mechanisms to achieve these essential goals. Take a look at our Impact Strategy and learn how we got here through our Position Paper.
To date, TTCF has raised $5.75 million to fund Forest Futures and granted over $2 million to local organizations.
With our Forest Futures grant, we were able to provide housing stipends to our workers which was essential for completing seasonal fuel reduction projects. We have no shortage of work that needs to be done, and knowing that positions can go unfilled due to the housing challenges we face in our area, these stipends were monumental in recruiting workers by offsetting the high costs they needed to pay in rent.
Development Manager, Great Basin Institute
Forest Futures News
Terri Russell from KOLO News 8 joined the Forest Futures team and Truckee Fire District on a walk to see firsthand the difference between a healthy and unhealthy forest. The segment, “Forest Futures Campaign Tackles Fuel Reduction” received national attention and was picked up over 60 times in major markets such as Boston, Portland, Sacramento, Las Vegas, Santa Barbara and more.
In mid-July, the Barracuda Championship – the PGA TOUR tournament contested at Old Greenwood – partnered with Forest Futures to highlight our efforts to minimize the risk of extreme wildfires through better preparation, investment in forest health and infrastructure, and diversification of local economies.
PGA TOUR players Joshua Creel and Jonas Blixt got a birds eye view of the region’s environmental challenges. The golfers hiked the Sawtooth/06 trail along with Tahoe National Forest Truckee District Ranger Jonathan Cook-Fisher and TTCF CEO Stacy Caldwell and viewed the Five Creeks project along the Highway 89 corridor between Olympic Valley and Truckee – a key evacuation route still in need of clearing and discussed efforts to clear this route with funding from Forest Futures.
25 years of success tackling complex community issues
4 years, 97 multi-disciplinary experts and advisers joined us to form our strategy and action plan
$1MM+ granted to regional organizations for environmental projects and education through our Nature Fund
Received national recognition by Inside Philanthropy for our vision to create market-based solutions for forest health
Convening experts and fueling innovation
Forest Futures Salons
Our Forest Futures Salons are tailored to build community engagement and awareness on the challenges with forest health in our region and the collaborative action that is taking place. In our upcoming Salons, we’ll explore what happens when fire hits our forests, how decisions are made and fires are fought, and what happens to the landscape after a fire. We will highlight the work being done right here in our region, including fuel reduction, restoration and wood innovation projects, all of which aim to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires.
Join us in acting on behalf of Tahoe’s forests and all those who depend on them. Join us to build a new kind of ecosystem—an ecosystem of people, ideas, solutions and investment—that will give us the means to protect and restore the most valuable ecosystem of all: our forests.