The Importance of Sustainable Forest Management in California
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.
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.