College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

The S.J. Hall Lecture in Industrial Forestry

The S.J. Hall Lecture in Industrial Forestry Redwood Grove at Rockport Demonstration Forest by Leslie Elias. Photo courtesy of Mendocino Redwood Company.

Fall 2013
The Importance of Sustainable Forest Management in California

Sandy Dean
Chairman, Mendocino Redwood Company


On October 4, 2013, Sandy Dean described the history of his involvement with Mendocino Redwood Company and Humboldt Redwood Company in California. He discussed the changes from traditional industrial forestry to Forest Stewardship Council — certified management, the social challenges of changing forest practices, and recent legislative activity around California forest management policy.


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Sasha Keller
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About Sandy Dean

Sandy Dean is Chairman of Mendocino and Humboldt Redwood Companies, both LLCs, which together own and manage 440,000 acres of primarily coastal redwood forestland. He has been involved with redwood forestry since the formation of Mendocino Redwood Company in 1998. He helped move the latter to Forest Stewardship Council — certified management, and was deeply involved in re-organizing the old Pacific Lumber Company to form Humboldt Redwood Company in 2008.


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About the S.J. Hall Lecture Series

Established in 1969, the S. J. Hall Lecture brings leading observers of the forestry sector to speak to the campus community and the public on topics concerned with industrial forestry and related matters.

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