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Sequoia ForestKeeper SFK Charity Profile
Giant sequoias are the largest trees ever to inhabit the earth, and are among the oldest. Heights of 300 feet and diameters of 30 feet are not uncommon. Their ages commonly range from 2,000 to 3,000 years (only bristlecone pines are older). Although once widespread, giant sequoias now occur only in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of central California.
Past land management policies have proven ineffective in protecting Sequoia National Forest ecosystems, watersheds, and the environmental and social value of these areas. Sequoia ForestKeeper fills this void by acting as the guardian of the forest. SFK works to create solutions to these inadequate land management practices; to promote land stewardship; to enforce existing laws and regulations, including sustainable management mandates; to implement public awareness programs; and to offer assistance to local land management agencies. SFK also seeks to promote a sustainable balance between present human needs and the needs of future generations. SFK is also taking an active role in the development of a strong and protective management plan for the Giant Sequoia National Monument.
Sequoia ForestKeeper SFK Volunteer Information
Volunteers are vital to the Sequoia ForestKeeper. Without them, we would not be able to truly function as the eyes, ears and voice of the forest.