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Folger Stable Speaker Series: Burning Questions about Redwoods

Sun. March 15, 2020 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The area burned by California wildfires has been on the rise in recent years, and in many cases the fires have been burning hotter than ever before. What does that mean for our redwood forests? And how can we best manage them to reduce the risk of severe fires, especially in our more populated areas? Join Paul Ringgold, Chief Program Officer at Save the Redwoods League, to find out how the League and its partners are restoring redwood forests in the Santa Cruz Mountains and implementing fire management strategies here and beyond.

Paul Ringgold has worked in conservation and land management for more than 30 years, serving as a Forest Policy Analyst for the Pinchot Institute of Conservation, a Forest Manager and Research Program Director for the University of Washington, and the Vice President of Land Stewardship for the Peninsula Open Space Trust. As Chief Program Officer for Save the Redwoods League, he oversees all land conservation transactions, land stewardship and management activities, forest restoration programs, public funding and policy engagement, park support, as well as education and interpretive programs. Ringgold holds a Master’s degree in Forest Policy and Rural Sociology from Yale University and a Bachelor’s degree in Forest Resources Management from the University of Washington. In addition to his work at the League, he serves as the Advisory Council Chair of the Bay Area Open Space Council.