Our Core Team

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Registered Professional Forester Tracy Katelman leads ForEverGreen Forestry in Woodland, California.

 

Tracy began working in community wildfire preparedness in 2000 in Petrolia, on Humboldt County’s Lost Coast, where she was both a volunteer firefighter and a creator of the Lower Mattole Fire Plan. That plan became a national model for community fire-planning engagement, and was featured in the 2004 national Community Wildfire Protection Plan handbook.

 

Tracy spent much of her career in rural Northern California, where she helped develop the innovative Humboldt County Community Wildfire Protection Plan, and was a founding board member of the pioneering Humboldt County Prescribed Burn Association.

While living in Chile for 9 years, she developed the national methodology for the country's community fire planning and Fire Safe Council model with CONAF, the national forest service. She also facilitated a Memorandum of Understanding between CONAF and CAL FIRE in wildfire prevention.

 

Tracy served on the California Fire Safe Council board of directors from 2004 to 2007; and later as its Executive Director in 2019 she raised $15 million for statewide community wildfire preparedness programs. While there she helped craft the new statewide Hardened Homes pilot program with Cal OES and CAL FIRE.
 

Tracy has a strong background in forest restoration and conservation, anchored by a master’s degree in Wildland Resource Science from UC Berkeley, where she studied landscape ecology. Her diverse experience includes cofounding the international Forest Stewardship Council in 1990 to certify “good wood” products.

Kathy Glass combines her passion for environmental conservation with editing and writing skills to contribute professional editorial services for ForEverGreen Forestry since its inception in the 1990s.

 

This experience, combined with decades of living in the WUI of Southern Humboldt County, gives her a deep understanding of wildfire and natural resource issues on the North Coast. She has contributed to all eight of FGF's CWPPs, including fire plans for Humboldt, Lake, and Del Norte counties; the last two editions of Living with Wildfire in Northwestern California; as well as the 2019 brochures on home hardening and defensible space for the California Fire Safe Council; among many other local nonprofit projects.

 

Kathy has supported with her time and writing skills the work of Friends of the Eel River, the Trees Foundation, EPIC, Ancient Forest International, the Headwaters Ancient Redwood Forest preservation campaign, and more. She has a journalism degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a master’s in English from UC Berkeley. This is a small but heartfelt part of her wide-ranging Editing Services business.

Amanda is a graduate from UC Davis who studied Environmental Science with a minor in Economics. Her education at UC Davis gave her knowledge in a variety of disciplines including public policy, urban and regional planning, environmental law, natural resource management, and Geographic Information Systems. She hopes to use her scientific and policy background combined with her passion for environmental justice to promote equitable community planning and development. 

 

As an undergraduate, she spent two years as a board member for the Rotaract Club of UC Davis volunteering her time on a variety of projects. She also spent three years working for UC Davis Student Housing and Dining as a Sustainability and Zero Waste Coordinator. During this time, she was able to pilot a glove recycling program with the help of the TGIF grant and present at the Chico Sustainability conference. 

 

Post-graduation, she gained acceptance into the Peace Corps Jamaica as a Sustainable Agriculture Facilitator. Although unable to complete her service due to COVID-19, Amanda enjoyed her time in the Peace Corps and plans to continue doing community service work in her local community of West Sacramento, CA. Now, she is in the process of completing an internship at the California Health Collaborative where she develops materials to improve the discussion of health in city and county planning documents.

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