Support the Sierra Foothill Conservancy
GAIA supports, advises, and assists the Sierra Foothill Conservancy in acquiring and managing over 28,000 acres of privately owned forest land through fee title and conservation easements.
Co-founded the Central Sierra Partnership
Covering over 7,000,000 acres to its achieve a collective voice with the Northern and Southern Partnerships expanding its reach to over 25,000,000 acres to achieve a Large Landscape status enabling a multiple jurisdictional, multi purpose and multi partner approach to preserving and protecting the entire Sierra Nevada Mountain Range.
Collaboration with Forest Service, Cal Fire and the Madera Supervisors
In collaboration with others including the Forest Service, Cal Fire and the Madera Supervisors to evaluate and act on the pine tree mortality in the Sierras, now over 100 miliion since 2010 and 66 million in 2016 alone already dead and predicted to exceed 95% of all pines, by thinning live trees, falling dead trees and establishing a viable market for wood chip products.
Support and Assist UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability
Continue our long stadning support and assistance to the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability in its important work locally and aboard.
Assist in Developing and Permitting a New and Different type of Cement Product
This cement product is stronger, lighter, and more efficient to reduce the carbon footprint and reuses wood chips from dying trees in the forest.
China Creek Ranch
GAIA provides and maintains a 35 acre mountain retreat near Yosemite for meetings, retreats, conferences and seminars, as well as, maintains an experimental garden on site to apply and measure combinations of soil amendments for maximum yield and minimum pesticides.
GAIA continues sending our representative to other countries to investigate, research, report, and share forest conditions and solutions with others here. Currently 27 reports available on request.