January 17 Speaker Series – How to Protect Forest Ecosystems

Presentation: How To Protect Forest Ecosystems with Rick Coates, Co-founder and Executive Director of Forest Unlimited

This presentation will describe the work of Forest Unlimited and provide tools for protecting forest ecosystems (and the native plants they host) from damaging logging practices. We will discuss the legal and political framework for logging approval in California and how to participate in the public review of logging plans.

Rick Coates, Executive Director of Forest Unlimited

Bio: Rick Coates is Co-founder and Executive Director of Forest Unlimited. Rick has a degree in chemistry from the University of California, has taught chemistry, physics, mathematics, geology, forestry, English essay and sociology in public and private schools for over 15 years at the secondary and college level. He also has ten years experience as a programmer and electronics engineer. He is the former Executive Director of Northern California River Watch and World Stewardship Institute and serves on the Board of Western Sonoma County Rural Alliance and Friends of SMART. He also served on the International Standards Organization’s ISO1400 Environmental Management Standards Working Group. He has served as Executive Director of Forest Unlimited since 1995.

We are resuming the before meeting dinners at the Kirin Restaurant, 2700 Yulupa Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95405 We will meet there at 5:45 p.m. Please contact Liz Parson (707) 508-8345, or lizpar8993@aol.com if you plan to go.

Register for Rick Coates’ talk here: