CONDITIONS OF GIFT OF LAND AGREEMENT 

This Gift Agreement (“Agreement”) is made effective as of April 16, 2021, at Willits,  California, by Charles Bello, an individual (“Bello”), Charles Bello as Trustee of the Charles  Bello and Vanna Rae Bello Charvan Valley Revocable Living Trust dated July 18, 1996 (the  “Trust”) and FIRST RESTATEMENT OF THE CHARVAN VALLEY REVOCABLE TRUST,  JULY 11, 2017 ( collectively, "Bello"), on the one hand, and Humboldt State University  Foundation, a charitable foundation (the “Foundation”), on the other hand, all referred to herein  as parties. 

RECITALS 

A. Bello as Trustee is the sole owner in fee simple of certain real property in  Mendocino County, California, consisting of approximately 400 acres, as more particularly  described in Exhibit A hereto which is incorporated herein by this reference (the “Property”). 

B. The Property possesses natural ecological, cultural, educational, historical, scenic,  forested and open space, and public recreational values (collectively, “Conservation Values”) of  great importance to Bello and the Trust, the people of Mendocino County, and the people of the  State of California. 

C. The Conservation Values of the Property also include its relatively natural forest  ecosystem, including open meadows with some old growth redwood stands, the preservation and  restoration of which is recognized as providing public benefit, including protection of values 

relating to fish and wildlife habitat, watershed, aesthetic enjoyment and the long-term sustainable  production of high-quality forest product. 

D. To preserve and protect these items, the Trust has entered into a Deed of  Conservation Easement dated December 23, 1999 with the Redwood Forest Institute, a  California non-profit corporation (“RFI”), as amended to date (the “Conservation Easement”).  The parties recognize that the gift of the Property to the Foundation pursuant to this agreement  shall be subject to the terms of the Conservation Easement, which shall continue to encumber the  Property after the transfer contemplated herein, and pursuant to which RFI shall continue to  oversee, monitor, and require compliance with the Conservation Easement. 

E. Bello has lived on the Property more than 50 years and desires to continue to  reside there for the rest of his life, while at this time turning over ownership of the Property to  the Foundation to carry on his legacy, continue to abide by the Conservation Easement and  further develop and enhance the attributes of the Property consistent with the Conservation  Values of preservation of the forest, restoration to the old growth status that existed prior to the  first harvesting of timber on the Property, education, and recreation.  

F. Accordingly, by this Agreement, Bello and the Trust agree to make a gift of the  Property to the Foundation on the terms and conditions stated herein, so that the Foundation can  own, operate and care for the Property consistent with the Conservation Easement and subject to  the terms of this Agreement and subject to the Lease discussed herein. Bello also intends to sell,  transfer and convey to the Foundation, and Foundation agrees to purchase from Bello, that  equipment, machinery, vehicles located on the Property (the “Personal Property”), that is listed  and/or described in Exhibit B, which is incorporated herein by reference. The Personal Property 

shall expressly exclude Bello’s personal pick-up truck, his personal items and supplies in the  house, and his clothes artwork (including sculptures and photographs) and incidentals.  G. The parties also desire to set forth other covenants between them with respect to  this matter and to provide for recognition of goals and aspirations with respect to the future use  of the Property by the Foundation. 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, Bello, the Trust and the Foundation mutually agree as  follows: 

1. Gift of Property. On or before the Closing Date (the “Closing Date”),  Bello shall as Trustee execute and deliver to the Foundation a Gift Deed, in substantially the  form of the Gift Deed attached hereto as Exhibit C, that gifts and conveys title to the Property to  the Foundation. Title to the Property shall be subject only to the liens, claims and/or  encumbrances revealed by a preliminary title report or similar report ("Title Report") obtained  promptly after the parties’ execution mutual delivery of this Agreement, including the  Conservation Easement. Bello shall also transfer to the Foundation, with the title to the Property,  any and all permits, consents or approvals relating to the Property as well as applications  therefore, including the NTMP (as defined below). Foundation agrees to take the Property in its  present, visible and ascertainable condition, "As Is" and where is, without any warranty or  representation by or from Bello as to any of its condition. Foundation also acknowledges that due  to the gift nature of the contemplated transfer, any and all laws of this State applicable to the sale  of a residential real property, including those requiring disclosures of various and numerous  nature, are inapplicable to this transfer, or if applicable are hereby waived by Foundation to the  fullest extent allowed by law. Foundation agrees to indemnify Bello against any and all  liabilities, expenses, claims, judgments, etc., arising out of Bello's failure to make disclosures to 

Foundation applicable to a sale of residential real property in this state. The gift of the Property  shall be documented and effected by the execution and delivery at the closing (“Closing”) on the  Closing Date of the duly executed Gift Deed. The Closing shall occur on, and the Closing Date  shall be April 16, 2021 or on such other day as mutually agreed to by the parties in writing. An  escrow ("Escrow") shall be promptly opened after the parties' mutual execution and delivery of  this Agreement. Foundation may decline to complete the gift and transfer of title to the Property  contemplated in this Agreement, and may terminate Foundation's obligations hereunder, with no  liability to Bello of any nature, if (i) Foundation objects to any exception to clear title that  appears on the Title Report, and (ii) Bello or the parties are unable to remove same before the  Closing Date. In all events, all expenses associated with the Escrow shall be paid solely by the  Foundation. 

2. Purchase of Personal Property. On the Closing Date, Bello and/or the  Trust as appropriate, shall transfer, sell and convey, or cause the Trust to sell, transfer and  convey to the Foundation the Personal Property listed or described on Exhibit B. Bello is not  aware of any liens, claims and/or encumbrances against any of the items of Personal Property,  and Bello represents that he is the sole owner thereof. The purchase price that Foundation shall  pay to Bello for the Personal Property is One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00). Bello  and/or Trust shall execute and deliver to Foundation at the Closing a bill of sale in substantially  the form of the bill of sale attached hereto as Exhibit D. Bello, in the position of consultant, shall  be given full and free access to, and to use for the rest of his life, all TOOLS, EQUIPMENT  AND of the Personal Property, all of which shall remain on the Property except as needed for  repairs thereto. Foundation takes all such Personal Property in its present, visible and 

ascertainable condition, "As Is" and where is, without any warranty or representation by or from  Bello as to any of its condition. 

3. Lease to Bello. On the Closing Date, the Foundation and Bello shall execute and  deliver to Bello a lease in substantially the form of the lease attached hereto as Exhibit E, (the  “Lease”). The Lease shall provide for the lease of the premises to Bello, for ten years or the rest  of his life, whichever is less, and shall give Bello the option to extend the term for a further ten  years if he survives to the end of the initial Term. The parties' mutual intent is that Bello may  reside on the premises, with access to all of the Property, for the rest of his life. The rent shall be  one dollar ($ 1.00) per year. The leased premises shall consist of the “Glass House” and the  adjoining nearby Guest House, and the immediately surrounding area (i.e., curtilage).The Lease  shall include, among other things and rights, the right for Bello to access and, enjoy the balance  of the Property (including without limitation the workshop), the use of water, wood, and any  existing utilities for his personal use, access to the existing deer fenced garden space, and the  first right to personal use of the existing berry patches, fruit trees, kiwis, and other crops that  constitute Bello’s basic food supply , as well as the right to share such non-commercial use and  access with personal friends, family and guests, who may stay overnight one or more days at the  Glass House and Guest House. To the extent the Glass House or Guest House become  uninhabitable for any reason, Foundation shall promptly, at Foundation's sole expense, provide  an adequate and comfortable alternative residence for Bello on the Premises, possibly in the form  of a mobile home, motor home or manufactured home, including while the Glass House or Guest  House are being repaired. 

4. Consulting Services. Upon the occurrence of the Closing, the Foundation shall  engage Bello by a notice as an independent contractor consultant to provide consulting services 

with respect to the operation, development and future projects on the property on a part-time  basis as, when and if the Foundation shall call upon him if and when he shall be available. Bello  shall be paid $15,000 per annum payable monthly in arrears, without regard to the amount of  work Bello is requested to perform or does perform. The term of the consulting services  arrangement shall expire on Bello’s death. 

5. Structures on and Uses of the Property. Bello has disclosed to the Foundation that  some of the structures on the Property may have been constructed without permits and may not  conform to building and safety codes, and that certain other actions on the Property may not be  in full compliance with all applicable laws (including as to water use/diversion). Bello's  disclosures with respect to such matters include those set forth on Exhibit F hereto. These  structures are within the scope of the "As Is" disclaimer herein. The Foundation understands and  assumes the risk of an all non-compliance and other risks associated with and/or arising out of  such structures and disclosures. 

6. Control. On and after the Closing, the Foundation shall be the owner of the  Property and the Personal Property and other items conveyed hereby and shall have the sole right  to control and exploit such in accordance and subject to the terms of the Conservation Easement  and this Agreement, subject, however, to (i) Bello's right to continue to use such Personal  Property as he has to date, for the rest of his life, and (ii) the parties' agreement that RFI shall  continue to be the monitoring agent for purposes of ensuring continued compliance with the  Easement. The Foundation shall be required to pay any required taxes, insurance and  maintenance on the Property and (if any) the taxes on the Personal Property, from and after the  Closing Date. Further clarification on Bello’s intentions and wishes for the property, based on  multiple discussions with the Foundation, are documented in Exhibit G.

7. Caretaker. The Foundation agrees to engage, within one month of the Closing  Date, a caretaker to live on the Property. This person shall be available and shall provide to  Bello, as and when he reasonably needs same, any type of immediate or emergency assistance, or  for occasional (perhaps weekly) rides to appointments. If additional assistance is ever needed for  Bello, Bello may hire a personal assistant or nurse at his sole cost and expense.  

8. Initial Harvest and Enhancement of Conservation Easement. The Foundation  agrees to move expeditiously to commence and complete the initial harvest on 153 acres for  which Bello has already completed a Non-Industrial Timber Management Plan (“NTMP”), all in  accordance with the Easement. Foundation's failure to abide by the Easement shall constitute a  material breach of this Agreement. The Foundation intends to submit the intent to harvest  application to the appropriate agencies for approval in spring 2021 so the harvest can be  completed later that summer or fall 2021, and shall expressly call for and include a clean-up of  the yard area and flats to return them to the condition existing prior to this harvest. Foundation  may proceed with the harvest as soon as all governmental approvals are granted, all is in good  order and all laws are complied with. This work and any other services or activities that are  required to be completed by the Foundation may be completed with assistance from contracted  help if needed, including the use of loggers and other professionals and use of faculty expertise  from Humboldt State University (“HSU”) or other persons. Bello shall be consulted with respect  to the proper extent of the harvest and engagement of these persons. The Foundation also agrees  to move expeditiously to complete an enhancement of the Conservation Easement. This will  include a thorough examination of the property in order to identify additional specific trees that  should be preserved in perpetuity as part of returning the forest to old growth status, and to  engage with necessary parties to add these trees to the Conservation Easement. Bello agrees to 

assist Foundation in identifying funding to pay for part or all this project to enhance the  Conservation Easement. 

9. Allocation of Net Proceeds. It is the parties’ mutual intent that there will be  ongoing logging/thinning/harvest of the forest over the years, designed to rehabilitate it to old  growth status. All net revenues from these activities received by the Foundation, after all  expenses, will be used to maintain and rehabilitate the forest on the Property until in the  judgment of the holder of the Conservation Easement substantially all work has been completed  to position the forest to return to old growth status. This is expected to take many decades.  Thereafter, proceeds and income from this activity may be utilized for other projects on or  related to the Property.  

10. Reports. The Foundation will present to Mr. Bello or his designee annually, 1) a  written plan and budget for the Property, 2) a written financial report, and 3) a narrative report  relating to the Property. This will include information to demonstrate that the timber harvest  revenue is being used for maintaining and rehabilitating the forest on the Property  

11. No Partnership. This Agreement and the transactions herein shall not create a  partnership, joint venture, limited liability company or any other joint enterprise between Bello,  the Trust and the Foundation. In the event the Foundation has to dispose of this property,  Foundation will work with RFI to find some other suitable owner that will follow the  conditions set herein. Except for rights under the consulting arrangement set forth in Section 5  and the Lease, or the Easement, no one but Bello, his successors, his designee(s) or RFI shall  have a right to enforce this Agreement against the Foundation. Nothing in this Agreement shall  diminish or otherwise affect the right of RFI to enforce the Conservation Easement against the  Foundation. Nothing in this Agreement shall diminish or otherwise affect the right of Bello, his 

designee(s), successors, and assigns, to enforce the CONDITIONS OF GIFT OF LAND  AGREEMENT against the Foundation. 

12. Environmental. Bello represents and warrants to the Foundation that to the best  of his knowledge, there is no environmental liability, as of the execution of this Agreement, relating to the Property, such as that arising or relating to mines, wells, dumps, trash pits, surface  leaching of minerals, pollution of waters or other contamination (an “Environmental Liability”).  If any such liability or potential liability arises after execution and before the Closing, Bello shall  disclose same to Foundation in writing immediately. Foundation requires no further disclosures,  however, with respect to the matters disclosed in Exhibit D. 

13. Cost of Enforcement. The prevailing party to any litigation or action brought to  enforce or interpret this Agreement or any executed and delivered original of attachment hereto  shall be entitled to costs incurred, including, without limitation, costs of suit and actual  attorney’s fees. 

14. Force Majeure. Nothing contained in this Agreement shall entitle anyone to  bring any litigation or action against the Foundation for any injury in or damage to the Property  resulting from causes beyond the Foundation’s control, including, without limitation,  government action, fire, flood, storm, naturally occurring earth movement, or from any prudent  action taken by the Foundation to prevent, abate or mitigate injury to the Property.  

15. Taxes. The Trust shall pay or cause to be paid before delinquency all taxes, fees  and charges on or assessed against the Property by competent authority arising or accruing prior  to the closing. The Foundation shall be responsible for taxes accruing after the date of the  closing.

16. Amendment. This Agreement may not be amended or modified without the  execution of a writing by Bello and the Foundation. 

17. Notices. Any notice, demand, request, consent, approval or communication that  either party desires or is required to give to the other shall be in writing and shall be deemed to  have been duly given if delivered by hand or sent by mail postage prepaid, certified or registered  mail, return receipt requested or by confirmed email or fax addressed as follows: 

To Bello or the Trust: 

Charles Bello  

Northspur Ft. Bragg, California 95437 

To the Foundation: 

The Humboldt State University Foundation 

1 Harpst Street 

Arcata, California, 95521 

With a copy to: 

Terrence A Everett 

Blank Rome LLP 

2029 Century Park East 6th Floor 

Los Angeles, CA. 90067 

Notice of change of address shall be effective only when given in accordance with this  section. All notices, demands and other communications made in compliance with this section  shall be deemed to be received on the earlier to occur on the date of delivery or on the third  business day after mailing. 

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18. Prohibition on Transfer.  

(a) Foundation agrees to retain ownership of the Property for as long as Foundation remains in  existence, absent Bello's or his designee’s advance, written consent to the contrary. If this  covenant in this Section 18(a) causes a court of law to conclude that the Agreement is void as an  unlawful permanent prohibition against alienation, the prohibition shall be deemed modified to  the minimum extent necessary for the enforceability and lawful nature thereof. 

(b) Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing shall prevent the Foundation from (i) granting  easements, restrictive covenants, tenancies, licenses or other matters to further the stewardship of  the Property, provided they are consistent with the Conservation Easement; (ii) transfers to  affiliates of the Foundation or HSU; (iii) transfer to another non-profit entity with requisite  experience in conservation and forest management which agrees to assume the obligations under  this Agreement and the Conservation Easement and to continue the mission of the Foundation  consistent therewith, with a first right of refusal granted to RFI; or (iv) such other transactions  that in the judgment of the Foundation are prudent, appropriate and justified in order to carry on  the mission of the Foundation in stewarding the Property in accordance with Bello's wishes  stated herein. 

(c) The Foundation agrees not sell or exchange the property for anything of value, and it  may not transfer the property to any governmental organization. The Foundation has no intent to  transfer ownership of the Property, although, the parties recognize the uncertainty of future  everts and the ambiguity of the interpretation of California Civil Code Section 711 which  provides that “Conditions restraining alienation, when repugnant to the interest created, are  void.” The parties have discussed at length a prohibition on transfer of ownership of the 

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Property. The parties agree that their intent is that no interest created by the Agreement  (including the attachments hereto) shall be deemed void under this or any other statute or law.  Accordingly, in the event it is determined that any portion of this Section shall be void,  unenforceable or unlawful, the relevant portion shall be modified to the minimum extent  necessary to render them enforceable and valid or, failing that, stricken from this with the  remaining provisions hereof to remain in full force and effect. 

19. As referenced in section 10, Bello may appoint or assign a designee to act on his  behalf, during and after his life. This designee may also serve as an independent monitor of this  Agreement. Bello is responsible for these arrangements and the associated costs. 

20. General Provisions

(a) Controlling Law. Interpretation and performance of this Agreement and  the attachments hereto shall be governed by the law of the State of California in force from time  to time. 

(b) Severability. Subject to Section 18, above, if any provision of this  Agreement or the application thereof to any person or circumstance is found to be invalid, the  remainder of provisions of this Agreement or the application of such provisions, person or  circumstances other than those which are found to be invalid, as the case may be, shall not be  affected thereby so long as the purpose of this Agreement can be carried out.  

(c) Entire Agreement. This Agreement sets forth the entire Agreement  between the parties with respect to the Property and the other matters dealt with herein and  supersedes all prior discussions, negotiations, understandings or agreements relating thereto, all  of which are merged herein and shall have no force and effect unless expressly stated herein.. 

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No alteration or variation of this Agreement shall be valid or binding unless contained in a  written amendment which complies with Section 16, above.  

(d) Successors. The covenants, terms, conditions, and restrictions of this  Agreement shall be binding upon, and inure to the benefit of, the parties hereto and their  respective representatives, heirs, successors and assigns. 

(e) Captions. The captions in this Agreement have been inserted solely for  convenience of reference and are not a part of this Agreement and shall have no effect upon the  construction or interpretation thereof.  

(f) Counterparts. The parties may execute this Agreement in two or more  counterparts, and each counterpart shall be deemed an original Agreement.  (g) Indemnity. Bello shall indemnify ,defend and hold harmless the  Foundation against (a) any third party claims arising out of known, material defect in the  Property or the Personal Property, that Bello was aware of but did not disclose to Foundation  prior to the Closing , and against (b) any third party claim with respect to the Property, the  Personal Property or any act or omission on the Property, which was disclosed to Bello before  the Closing and not disclosed by Bello to Foundation before the Closing Foundation shall  indemnify, defend and hold harmless Bello and the Trust against any third party claims related to the Property that arise after the Closing and was not the result of an act or omission by Bello. (h) Representation. The Foundation has received legal representation from  Blank Rome LLP in connection with the drafting and creation of this Agreement. The  Foundation represents to Bello that it is the only client of Blank Rome LLP. with respect to the  Agreement and with respect to the Agreement and this contemplated transaction. Bello and the  Trust have engaged their own independent counsel, Carter Rich PC, to provide legal advice to 

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them in connection with this Agreement, the obligations created hereby. Bello has relied on  independent research and advisors, and not on the Foundation, related to the tax consequences of  the transactions set forth herein. 

In witness whereof, the parties have executed this Gift Agreement as of the day  set forth below.  

___________________________________ 

Charles Bello 

The Charvan Valley Revocable Living Trust 

____________________________________ 

By: Charles Bello, Trustee 

The Humboldt State University Foundation 

____________________________________ 

By: Frank Whitlatch, Executive Director

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Exhibit A 

Legal Description of Real Property 

The South half of the Northwest quarter which lies  

North of the ridge which is the North boundary of  

Mendocino Redwood; and lots 2, 3, and 4: and that  

portion of the of the South West quarter of the  

North east quarter that lies North of the Fence line  

that is the boundary of Mendocino Redwood: and  

that portion of the South West quarter of the North  

East quarter that lies West of the Noyo River; and  

that portion of the North West quarter of the South  

East quarter that lies West of the Noyo River; and  

that portion of NE quarter of the SW quarter that  

lies north of the fence line that is the property line  

of Mendocino Redwood all in Section 3, Township  

18 North, Range 15 West, Mount Diablo Base and  

Meridian.  

APN's 015-310-43, 015-320-32, 021-130-19, 021-260-54

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Exhibit B 

List of Personal Property Sold to the Foundation 

John Deere 31 OJ backhoe  

DC6 caterpillar logging Cat  

Ford dump truck  

1 1/2 ton GMC flatbed truck Lucas saw mill  Bellsaw Sawmill  

Solar water pump

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Exhibit C 

Gift Deed

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Exhibit D 

Bill of Sale of Personal Property sold to the  Foundation

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Exhibit E 

LEASE 

GLASS HOUSE AND GUEST HOUSE 

This lease made and entered into by and between the Humboldt State University  Foundation, hereinafter called HSUF; and the undersigned lessee, hereinafter called the  LESSEE, for the specified portion of real property hereinafter called the GLASS HOUSE  AND GUEST HOUSE. 

It is mutually agreed between the parties hereto as follows: 

SPECIAL PROVISIONS 

Date: April 16, 2021 

PARTIES: 

HSUF, through the Board of Directors, Lessor 

Charles Bello, Lessee 

[] A governmental agency 

[] A nonprofit, charitable, education, or character-building organization [X] A group or individual who will use the facility for education or non commercial uses 

PROPERTY  

GLASS HOUSE AND GUEST HOUSE and the immediately surrounding area (i.e., curtilage),as  well as ingress/egress as well as access described in the CONDITIONS OF GIFT OF LAND  AGREEMENT on the 400-acre real property owned by HSUF in Mendocino County, California. 

[X] With lights [] Without lights

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TERM  

The term of this agreement is for ten (10) years or the rest of LESSEE’S life, whichever is less,  and shall give LESSEE the option to extend the term for one (1) additional term of (10) years. 

DATES OF TERM from March 17, 2021 to March 31, 2031. 

RENTAL RATE 

plus (Lights) $ 0  

special (Cleanup) $ 0  

$ 0 per (indicate event or unit of time) charges (Janitor) $ 0  for: (Security) $ 0  

(Other) $ 0  

TOTAL RENTAL $1, DATE OR DATES FOR PAYMENT Upon signing  PURPOSE FOR WHICH PROPERTY WILL BE USED Residence  

ALTERATIONS PERMITTED Minor interior; other interior or exterior as agreed upon with HSUF  

GENERAL TERMS 

1. HSUF, for and in consideration of the agreements of the LESSEE hereinafter  expressed, hereby lease to the LESSEE, and the LESSEE leases from HSUF, the  GLASS HOUSE AND GUEST HOUSE as described in the Special Provisions for  the term therein specified. 

2. The LESSEE agrees to pay as rental for the said property an amount computed for  the term of this lease at the rental rate per unit of time or event specified in the  Special Provisions, plus any special charges specified therein, payable at the date or  dates set forth therein. 

3. The LESSEE shall use the said property only for the purposes specified in the  Special Provisions. 

4. HSUF agree to furnish all necessary utilities for the said property, including heat,  water, and also light if the property is specified to be "with lights" except when such  services cannot be supplied for causes beyond the control of HSUF and except when  there is a failure or defect in the physical plant or utility lines, whether or not such 

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failure or defect is beyond the control of HSUF, if the failure or defect cannot  reasonably be remedied in time for use by the LESSEE during the term hereof.  

5. The LESSEE may not make alterations or place or attach any fixtures, signs, or  equipment in, about, or upon the said property except those alterations, fixtures,  signs, and equipment described in the Special Provisions. Any fixtures, signs, and  equipment provided by LESSEE shall remain the property of the LESSEE and shall  be removed by the LESSEE from said property prior to the termination of this lease.  The LESSEE, if required by HSUF, shall, upon the expiration of this lease, or  renewal thereof, restore said property to the same condition as that existing at the  time of entering upon the same under this lease, reasonable wear and tear and  damages by the elements or by circumstances over which the LESSEE had no  control excepted. 

6. Apparatus may not be removed or displaced by LESSEE or any agent, employee, or  invitee of the LESSEE without permission of HSUF. The LESSEE shall cause any  apparatus displaced to be replaced to the satisfaction of HSUF immediately after any  event or occasion for which the property is used by LESSEE. 

7. The LESSEE shall not violate nor suffer to be violated any federal or State law, local  ordinance, or rule of HSUF or of the CONDITIONS OF GIFT OF LAND  AGREEMENT. 

8. It is understood and agreed that HSUF and their agents shall have the right to enter  the said property or any part thereof at any time (with appropriate notice) for the  purpose of examination or supervision, or for the purpose of making repairs and  alterations thereto as may be determined necessary by HSUF. 

9. The LESSEE agrees to indemnify and save harmless HSUF, their officers, agents,  and employees, from any and all loss, damage, or liability that may be suffered or  incurred by HSUF, their officers, agents, and employees, caused by, arising out of, or  in any way connected with the use by the LESSEE of the said property. 

10. It is mutually understood and agreed that this lease is not assignable by the LESSEE  either in whole or in part, nor shall the LESSEE sublet any part of the said property. LESSEE may allow a caretaker to reside at the said property, if caretaker agrees to  indemnify and save harmless HSUF, their officers, agents, and employees, from any  and all loss, damage, or liability that may be suffered or incurred by HSUF, their  officers, agents, and employees, caused by, arising out of, or in any way connected  with the use by the caretaker of the said property. 

11. Possessory Interest. The Mendocino County Assessor may value the possessory  interest created by this lease, or any subleases. Under California Revenue and  Taxation Code section 107, a property interest tax may be levied on that possessory  interest. The lessee is obligated to pay this property tax, and failure to do so may be  considered a material breach of the lease." 

12. All notices herein required to be given, or which may be given by either party to the 

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other, shall be deemed to have been fully given when made in writing and deposited  in the United States Mail, registered and postage prepaid, and addressed as here in  provided. Notice to the LESSEE shall be addressed to the LESSEE at LESSEE's  address set forth on the signature page hereof. Notice to HSUF shall be addressed to  the address set forth beneath his signature on the signature page here of. 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, this indenture has been executed in quadruplicate by the  parties hereto as the date hereof. 

DATED April 16, 2021 

By _________________________  

Frank Whitlatch  

HSUF Executive Director 

Lessor 

The Humboldt State University Foundation 

1 Harpst Street 

Arcata, California, 95521 

By _________________________  

Charles Bello 

Lessee 

Charles Bello  

Northspur Ft. Bragg, California 95437

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Exhibit F 

Bello Disclosures re Structures, Property 

Three (3) concrete bridges crossing gulch 7 and one  crossing the North Fork of the Noyo River that have  been in place for over 10 years without any  problems with officials and have been used for  logging equipment, propane delivery, septic tank  pump trucks, gravel hauling dump trucks. etc. Bello  is not aware of any permits for these bridges.  

Domestic water supply comes from a spring - garden irrigation small solar pumping - from the  North Fork of Noyo River for the past 30 years  without any problems. Forty (40) years ago we  received water rights for pumping out of the North Fork of the Noyo River. More recently we have  been using a small solar pump suitable for a small  garden area. Future expansion of gardens or other  activities will require the drilling of a well. Bello is  not aware of any compliance problems with Fish &  Game Code Section 1602, et seq., in connection  with such water diversions.

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Exhibit G 

Statement of Donor Intent 

Research Forest and Center for Sustainable Living 

Introduction 

Mr. Charles Bello is committed to extending his legacy for generations to come through this  transformational gift to the Humboldt State University Foundation. This gift enables Humboldt  State University faculty and students to continue his work of rehabilitating the forests on land  Mr. Bello has called home for more than 50 years, with the goal of someday returning the forest  to its old-growth state. It also allows expanded research into new approaches to forest  management and fire management, which will improve practices statewide and nationally.  Finally, the gift provides HSU an ideal location for classes on sustainable living for college  students and others, and it provides an inspirational space for artistic creation and appreciation. 

As Mr. Bello describes his vision for the property: “It is for preservation of the forest and  restoration of the old-growth; education and the teaching of sustainable living skills;  recreation and a place for people to get away to re-charge.” 

The Gift 

Mr. Bello’s transformational gift to the HSU Foundation is made to turn his vision into a reality.  The gift includes 400 acres of forest and land, the buildings and equipment on the land, the  collection of his artwork.  

Important Elements 

Donation of property. Mr. Bello is making a transformational gift commitment to the  HSU Foundation, and will continue to live on the property so long as he desires. This is  being accomplished, in consultation with his attorney. 

Mentoring and documenting. Mr. Bello will help HSU document and understand  the workings of the forest and homestead, and he will share information and details of  his sustainable living classes. To the extent he wishes, he will engage in continued  teaching and working/living on the property. 

Forest Research and rehabilitation. Led by its Forestry Department, HSU will  continue the transformation, begun by Mr. Bello, of the property to its earlier state as an  old growth forest with younger patches embedded within it. Groups of students working  on capstone projects will update inventories on the property as well as do research.  Working hand-in-hand with Humboldt Redwood Company, faculty and students will  establish numerous long-term studies on the property and the HRC land that surrounds  it. Funds from the Effectiveness Monitoring Board and other organizations will be sought  to improve roads, monitor the long-term consequences of stand manipulations, and,  especially, find a solution to the problem of tanoak abundance in the Coast Range.

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Sustainable living. HSU will present classes and workshops on sustainable living  at the site, with an emphasis on teaching skills that students can use in many different  settings. Furthermore, HSU will seek to extend this teaching to the main campus in  Arcata, primarily through the Campus Center for Appropriate Technology. The skills and  techniques of focus will include many that Mr. Bello has taught over the years, as well as  new and emerging approaches such as those on the Appropedia website founded by  HSU instructor Lonny Grafman and those taught within HSU’s Environmental  Engineering Program. Examples include, but are certainly not limited to: organic farming  and permaculture, traditional food processing such as canning and fermentation, low impact building such as stone walls and, scalable renewable energy technology, animal  husbandry, plant propagation, persewing, water catchment and irrigation systems. 

Fire research and training. The property will be an important research and  teaching location for the new HSU Wildland Fire Institute. California has a critical  shortage of trained and experienced professionals who can safely conduct prescribed  burning and carry out other efforts to prevent devastating wildfires. While prescribed fire  has the potential to mitigate wildfire severity by consuming accumulated forest and  grassland fuels, this technique requires complex planning and permitting, which can be  taught efficiently in this field workshop setting. In addition, the adjacent Humboldt  Redwood Company lands will provide sites for short, intensive classes on fuels  management. Workshops for certification of fire fighters will be centered here, and the  property provides leverage for grants from Cal Fire to support the training and augment  the infrastructure. Additional grants will be sought to use Willits and Ukiah as a  showcase for a prescribed burning program to “armor” rural communities from wildfire. 

A place for the arts. Following the example set by Mr. Bello, HSU will use the  property as an inspirational location for art creation and appreciation. This will include  utilization of natural elements available on the property and creation of practical crafts. It  will also include using the property for artistic retreats to inspire the creation of a wide  variety of fine arts. A selection of Mr. Bello’s artwork will be displayed in various  locations on the property, and will occasionally be made available for temporary display  by other organizations. The display presently located in his gallery space will remain,  and be maintained. 

Goal of self-sufficiency. Numerous opportunities will be pursued to allow the  property to be self-sufficient, thrive, and achieve the goals of Mr. Bello. Grants will be  sought for various purposes, including restoration of salmon habitat, watershed  enhancement, water table restoration, needed equipment, research projects, artistic  endeavors, educational programming, and more. Revenue-generating activities will be  developed, such as retreats, woodcrafts and sculptures, photo prints and more. Donors  will be sought to support specific projects and the general operation of the property, and  Mr. Bello himself have expressed an interested in additional donations for certain  activities and to create an endowment. 

Humboldt State University is nationally recognized for its strong natural resource programs and  its longstanding commitment to environmental sustainability. HSU’s Forestry, Wildlife, and  Marine Sciences programs are among the largest on the West Coast, with alumni working at  federal and state parks, government agencies related to natural resources, and private  businesses that depend on thriving ecosystems. Throughout HSU’s curriculum, there is a broad  commitment to environmental sustainability and hands-on instruction. Specific programs of note  include an eco-living center that houses multiple students known as the Campus Center for 

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Appropriate Technology, and the Schatz Energy Research Center, which conducts  groundbreaking work in renewable energy. 

Recognition  

The Humboldt State University Foundation seeks to recognize Charles Bello for his efforts to  preserve and rehabilitate the forest over many years, for his work in educating others about  sustainable living, for his integration of art into everyday life, and for his enduring legacy as a  result of this gift. 

The HSU Foundation requests that Mr. Bello work closely with Board leadership on  appropriate recognition. One possibility would be a title for the property such as “The  Charles Bello Research Forest & Center for Sustainable Living.” 

Additional recognition opportunities will remain for others who want to participate  through donations for preserving this legacy, enhancing the forest, and providing  education on sustainable living.the Foundation that to the best  of his knowledge, there is no environmental liability, as of the execution of this Agreement, relating to the Property, such as that arising or relating to mines, wells, dumps, trash pits, surface  leaching of minerals, pollution of waters or other contamination (an “Environmental Liability”).  If any such liability or potential liability arises after execution and before the Closing, Bello shall  disclose same to Foundation in writing immediately. Foundation requires no further disclosures,  however, with respect to the matters disclosed in Exhibit D. 

13. Cost of Enforcement. The prevailing party to any litigation or action brought to  enforce or interpret this Agreement or any executed and delivered original of attachment hereto  shall be entitled to costs incurred, including, without limitation, costs of suit and actual  attorney’s fees. 

14. Force Majeure. Nothing contained in this Agreement shall entitle anyone to  bring any litigation or action against the Foundation for any injury in or damage to the Property  resulting from causes beyond the Foundation’s control, including, without limitation,  government action, fire, flood, storm, naturally occurring earth movement, or from any prudent  action taken by the Foundation to prevent, abate or mitigate injury to the Property.  

15. Taxes. The Trust shall pay or cause to be paid before delinquency all taxes, fees  and charges on or assessed against the Property by competent authority arising or accruing prior  to the closing. The Foundation shall be responsible for taxes accruing after the date of the  closing.

16. Amendment. This Agreement may not be amended or modified without the  execution of a writing by Bello and the Foundation. 

17. Notices. Any notice, demand, request, consent, approval or communication that  either party desires or is required to give to the other shall be in writing and shall be deemed to  have been duly given if delivered by hand or sent by mail postage prepaid, certified or registered  mail, return receipt requested or by confirmed email or fax addressed as follows: 

To Bello or the Trust: 

Charles Bello  

Northspur Ft. Bragg, California 95437 

To the Foundation: 

The Humboldt State University Foundation 

1 Harpst Street 

Arcata, California, 95521 

With a copy to: 

Terrence A Everett 

Blank Rome LLP 

2029 Century Park East 6th Floor 

Los Angeles, CA. 90067 

Notice of change of address shall be effective only when given in accordance with this  section. All notices, demands and other communications made in compliance with this section  shall be deemed to be received on the earlier to occur on the date of delivery or on the third  business day after mailing. 

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18. Prohibition on Transfer.  

(a) Foundation agrees to retain ownership of the Property for as long as Foundation remains in  existence, absent Bello's or his designee’s advance, written consent to the contrary. If this  covenant in this Section 18(a) causes a court of law to conclude that the Agreement is void as an  unlawful permanent prohibition against alienation, the prohibition shall be deemed modified to  the minimum extent necessary for the enforceability and lawful nature thereof. 

(b) Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing shall prevent the Foundation from (i) granting  easements, restrictive covenants, tenancies, licenses or other matters to further the stewardship of  the Property, provided they are consistent with the Conservation Easement; (ii) transfers to  affiliates of the Foundation or HSU; (iii) transfer to another non-profit entity with requisite  experience in conservation and forest management which agrees to assume the obligations under  this Agreement and the Conservation Easement and to continue the mission of the Foundation  consistent therewith, with a first right of refusal granted to RFI; or (iv) such other transactions  that in the judgment of the Foundation are prudent, appropriate and justified in order to carry on  the mission of the Foundation in stewarding the Property in accordance with Bello's wishes  stated herein. 

(c) The Foundation agrees not sell or exchange the property for anything of value, and it  may not transfer the property to any governmental organization. The Foundation has no intent to  transfer ownership of the Property, although, the parties recognize the uncertainty of future  everts and the ambiguity of the interpretation of California Civil Code Section 711 which  provides that “Conditions restraining alienation, when repugnant to the interest created, are  void.” The parties have discussed at length a prohibition on transfer of ownership of the 

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Property. The parties agree that their intent is that no interest created by the Agreement  (including the attachments hereto) shall be deemed void under this or any other statute or law.  Accordingly, in the event it is determined that any portion of this Section shall be void,  unenforceable or unlawful, the relevant portion shall be modified to the minimum extent  necessary to render them enforceable and valid or, failing that, stricken from this with the  remaining provisions hereof to remain in full force and effect. 

19. As referenced in section 10, Bello may appoint or assign a designee to act on his  behalf, during and after his life. This designee may also serve as an independent monitor of this  Agreement. Bello is responsible for these arrangements and the associated costs. 

20. General Provisions

(a) Controlling Law. Interpretation and performance of this Agreement and  the attachments hereto shall be governed by the law of the State of California in force from time  to time. 

(b) Severability. Subject to Section 18, above, if any provision of this  Agreement or the application thereof to any person or circumstance is found to be invalid, the  remainder of provisions of this Agreement or the application of such provisions, person or  circumstances other than those which are found to be invalid, as the case may be, shall not be  affected thereby so long as the purpose of this Agreement can be carried out.  

(c) Entire Agreement. This Agreement sets forth the entire Agreement  between the parties with respect to the Property and the other matters dealt with herein and  supersedes all prior discussions, negotiations, understandings or agreements relating thereto, all  of which are merged herein and shall have no force and effect unless expressly stated herein.. 

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No alteration or variation of this Agreement shall be valid or binding unless contained in a  written amendment which complies with Section 16, above.  

(d) Successors. The covenants, terms, conditions, and restrictions of this  Agreement shall be binding upon, and inure to the benefit of, the parties hereto and their  respective representatives, heirs, successors and assigns. 

(e) Captions. The captions in this Agreement have been inserted solely for  convenience of reference and are not a part of this Agreement and shall have no effect upon the  construction or interpretation thereof.  

(f) Counterparts. The parties may execute this Agreement in two or more  counterparts, and each counterpart shall be deemed an original Agreement.  (g) Indemnity. Bello shall indemnify ,defend and hold harmless the  Foundation against (a) any third party claims arising out of known, material defect in the  Property or the Personal Property, that Bello was aware of but did not disclose to Foundation  prior to the Closing , and against (b) any third party claim with respect to the Property, the  Personal Property or any act or omission on the Property, which was disclosed to Bello before  the Closing and not disclosed by Bello to Foundation before the Closing Foundation shall  indemnify, defend and hold harmless Bello and the Trust against any third party claims related to the Property that arise after the Closing and was not the result of an act or omission by Bello. (h) Representation. The Foundation has received legal representation from  Blank Rome LLP in connection with the drafting and creation of this Agreement. The  Foundation represents to Bello that it is the only client of Blank Rome LLP. with respect to the  Agreement and with respect to the Agreement and this contemplated transaction. Bello and the  Trust have engaged their own independent counsel, Carter Rich PC, to provide legal advice to 

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them in connection with this Agreement, the obligations created hereby. Bello has relied on  independent research and advisors, and not on the Foundation, related to the tax consequences of  the transactions set forth herein. 

In witness whereof, the parties have executed this Gift Agreement as of the day  set forth below.  

___________________________________ 

Charles Bello 

The Charvan Valley Revocable Living Trust 

____________________________________ 

By: Charles Bello, Trustee 

The Humboldt State University Foundation 

____________________________________ 

By: Frank Whitlatch, Executive Director

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Exhibit A 

Legal Description of Real Property 

The South half of the Northwest quarter which lies  

North of the ridge which is the North boundary of  

Mendocino Redwood; and lots 2, 3, and 4: and that  

portion of the of the South West quarter of the  

North east quarter that lies North of the Fence line  

that is the boundary of Mendocino Redwood: and  

that portion of the South West quarter of the North  

East quarter that lies West of the Noyo River; and  

that portion of the North West quarter of the South  

East quarter that lies West of the Noyo River; and  

that portion of NE quarter of the SW quarter that  

lies north of the fence line that is the property line  

of Mendocino Redwood all in Section 3, Township  

18 North, Range 15 West, Mount Diablo Base and  

Meridian.  

APN's 015-310-43, 015-320-32, 021-130-19, 021-260-54

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Exhibit B 

List of Personal Property Sold to the Foundation 

John Deere 31 OJ backhoe  

DC6 caterpillar logging Cat  

Ford dump truck  

1 1/2 ton GMC flatbed truck Lucas saw mill  Bellsaw Sawmill  

Solar water pump

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Exhibit C 

Gift Deed

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Exhibit D 

Bill of Sale of Personal Property sold to the  Foundation

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Exhibit E 

LEASE 

GLASS HOUSE AND GUEST HOUSE 

This lease made and entered into by and between the Humboldt State University  Foundation, hereinafter called HSUF; and the undersigned lessee, hereinafter called the  LESSEE, for the specified portion of real property hereinafter called the GLASS HOUSE  AND GUEST HOUSE. 

It is mutually agreed between the parties hereto as follows: 

SPECIAL PROVISIONS 

Date: April 16, 2021 

PARTIES: 

HSUF, through the Board of Directors, Lessor 

Charles Bello, Lessee 

[] A governmental agency 

[] A nonprofit, charitable, education, or character-building organization [X] A group or individual who will use the facility for education or non commercial uses 

PROPERTY  

GLASS HOUSE AND GUEST HOUSE and the immediately surrounding area (i.e., curtilage),as  well as ingress/egress as well as access described in the CONDITIONS OF GIFT OF LAND  AGREEMENT on the 400-acre real property owned by HSUF in Mendocino County, California. 

[X] With lights [] Without lights

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TERM  

The term of this agreement is for ten (10) years or the rest of LESSEE’S life, whichever is less,  and shall give LESSEE the option to extend the term for one (1) additional term of (10) years. 

DATES OF TERM from March 17, 2021 to March 31, 2031. 

RENTAL RATE 

plus (Lights) $ 0  

special (Cleanup) $ 0  

$ 0 per (indicate event or unit of time) charges (Janitor) $ 0  for: (Security) $ 0  

(Other) $ 0  

TOTAL RENTAL $1, DATE OR DATES FOR PAYMENT Upon signing  PURPOSE FOR WHICH PROPERTY WILL BE USED Residence  

ALTERATIONS PERMITTED Minor interior; other interior or exterior as agreed upon with HSUF  

GENERAL TERMS 

1. HSUF, for and in consideration of the agreements of the LESSEE hereinafter  expressed, hereby lease to the LESSEE, and the LESSEE leases from HSUF, the  GLASS HOUSE AND GUEST HOUSE as described in the Special Provisions for  the term therein specified. 

2. The LESSEE agrees to pay as rental for the said property an amount computed for  the term of this lease at the rental rate per unit of time or event specified in the  Special Provisions, plus any special charges specified therein, payable at the date or  dates set forth therein. 

3. The LESSEE shall use the said property only for the purposes specified in the  Special Provisions. 

4. HSUF agree to furnish all necessary utilities for the said property, including heat,  water, and also light if the property is specified to be "with lights" except when such  services cannot be supplied for causes beyond the control of HSUF and except when  there is a failure or defect in the physical plant or utility lines, whether or not such 

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failure or defect is beyond the control of HSUF, if the failure or defect cannot  reasonably be remedied in time for use by the LESSEE during the term hereof.  

5. The LESSEE may not make alterations or place or attach any fixtures, signs, or  equipment in, about, or upon the said property except those alterations, fixtures,  signs, and equipment described in the Special Provisions. Any fixtures, signs, and  equipment provided by LESSEE shall remain the property of the LESSEE and shall  be removed by the LESSEE from said property prior to the termination of this lease.  The LESSEE, if required by HSUF, shall, upon the expiration of this lease, or  renewal thereof, restore said property to the same condition as that existing at the  time of entering upon the same under this lease, reasonable wear and tear and  damages by the elements or by circumstances over which the LESSEE had no  control excepted. 

6. Apparatus may not be removed or displaced by LESSEE or any agent, employee, or  invitee of the LESSEE without permission of HSUF. The LESSEE shall cause any  apparatus displaced to be replaced to the satisfaction of HSUF immediately after any  event or occasion for which the property is used by LESSEE. 

7. The LESSEE shall not violate nor suffer to be violated any federal or State law, local  ordinance, or rule of HSUF or of the CONDITIONS OF GIFT OF LAND  AGREEMENT. 

8. It is understood and agreed that HSUF and their agents shall have the right to enter  the said property or any part thereof at any time (with appropriate notice) for the  purpose of examination or supervision, or for the purpose of making repairs and  alterations thereto as may be determined necessary by HSUF. 

9. The LESSEE agrees to indemnify and save harmless HSUF, their officers, agents,  and employees, from any and all loss, damage, or liability that may be suffered or  incurred by HSUF, their officers, agents, and employees, caused by, arising out of, or  in any way connected with the use by the LESSEE of the said property. 

10. It is mutually understood and agreed that this lease is not assignable by the LESSEE  either in whole or in part, nor shall the LESSEE sublet any part of the said property. LESSEE may allow a caretaker to reside at the said property, if caretaker agrees to  indemnify and save harmless HSUF, their officers, agents, and employees, from any  and all loss, damage, or liability that may be suffered or incurred by HSUF, their  officers, agents, and employees, caused by, arising out of, or in any way connected  with the use by the caretaker of the said property. 

11. Possessory Interest. The Mendocino County Assessor may value the possessory  interest created by this lease, or any subleases. Under California Revenue and  Taxation Code section 107, a property interest tax may be levied on that possessory  interest. The lessee is obligated to pay this property tax, and failure to do so may be  considered a material breach of the lease." 

12. All notices herein required to be given, or which may be given by either party to the 

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other, shall be deemed to have been fully given when made in writing and deposited  in the United States Mail, registered and postage prepaid, and addressed as here in  provided. Notice to the LESSEE shall be addressed to the LESSEE at LESSEE's  address set forth on the signature page hereof. Notice to HSUF shall be addressed to  the address set forth beneath his signature on the signature page here of. 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, this indenture has been executed in quadruplicate by the  parties hereto as the date hereof. 

DATED April 16, 2021 

By _________________________  

Frank Whitlatch  

HSUF Executive Director 

Lessor 

The Humboldt State University Foundation 

1 Harpst Street 

Arcata, California, 95521 

By _________________________  

Charles Bello 

Lessee 

Charles Bello  

Northspur Ft. Bragg, California 95437

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Exhibit F 

Bello Disclosures re Structures, Property 

Three (3) concrete bridges crossing gulch 7 and one  crossing the North Fork of the Noyo River that have  been in place for over 10 years without any  problems with officials and have been used for  logging equipment, propane delivery, septic tank  pump trucks, gravel hauling dump trucks. etc. Bello  is not aware of any permits for these bridges.  

Domestic water supply comes from a spring - garden irrigation small solar pumping - from the  North Fork of Noyo River for the past 30 years  without any problems. Forty (40) years ago we  received water rights for pumping out of the North Fork of the Noyo River. More recently we have  been using a small solar pump suitable for a small  garden area. Future expansion of gardens or other  activities will require the drilling of a well. Bello is  not aware of any compliance problems with Fish &  Game Code Section 1602, et seq., in connection  with such water diversions.

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Exhibit G 

Statement of Donor Intent 

Research Forest and Center for Sustainable Living 

Introduction 

Mr. Charles Bello is committed to extending his legacy for generations to come through this  transformational gift to the Humboldt State University Foundation. This gift enables Humboldt  State University faculty and students to continue his work of rehabilitating the forests on land  Mr. Bello has called home for more than 50 years, with the goal of someday returning the forest  to its old-growth state. It also allows expanded research into new approaches to forest  management and fire management, which will improve practices statewide and nationally.  Finally, the gift provides HSU an ideal location for classes on sustainable living for college  students and others, and it provides an inspirational space for artistic creation and appreciation. 

As Mr. Bello describes his vision for the property: “It is for preservation of the forest and  restoration of the old-growth; education and the teaching of sustainable living skills;  recreation and a place for people to get away to re-charge.” 

The Gift 

Mr. Bello’s transformational gift to the HSU Foundation is made to turn his vision into a reality.  The gift includes 400 acres of forest and land, the buildings and equipment on the land, the  collection of his artwork.  

Important Elements 

Donation of property. Mr. Bello is making a transformational gift commitment to the  HSU Foundation, and will continue to live on the property so long as he desires. This is  being accomplished, in consultation with his attorney. 

Mentoring and documenting. Mr. Bello will help HSU document and understand  the workings of the forest and homestead, and he will share information and details of  his sustainable living classes. To the extent he wishes, he will engage in continued  teaching and working/living on the property. 

Forest Research and rehabilitation. Led by its Forestry Department, HSU will  continue the transformation, begun by Mr. Bello, of the property to its earlier state as an  old growth forest with younger patches embedded within it. Groups of students working  on capstone projects will update inventories on the property as well as do research.  Working hand-in-hand with Humboldt Redwood Company, faculty and students will  establish numerous long-term studies on the property and the HRC land that surrounds  it. Funds from the Effectiveness Monitoring Board and other organizations will be sought  to improve roads, monitor the long-term consequences of stand manipulations, and,  especially, find a solution to the problem of tanoak abundance in the Coast Range.

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Sustainable living. HSU will present classes and workshops on sustainable living  at the site, with an emphasis on teaching skills that students can use in many different  settings. Furthermore, HSU will seek to extend this teaching to the main campus in  Arcata, primarily through the Campus Center for Appropriate Technology. The skills and  techniques of focus will include many that Mr. Bello has taught over the years, as well as  new and emerging approaches such as those on the Appropedia website founded by  HSU instructor Lonny Grafman and those taught within HSU’s Environmental  Engineering Program. Examples include, but are certainly not limited to: organic farming  and permaculture, traditional food processing such as canning and fermentation, low impact building such as stone walls and, scalable renewable energy technology, animal  husbandry, plant propagation, persewing, water catchment and irrigation systems. 

Fire research and training. The property will be an important research and  teaching location for the new HSU Wildland Fire Institute. California has a critical  shortage of trained and experienced professionals who can safely conduct prescribed  burning and carry out other efforts to prevent devastating wildfires. While prescribed fire  has the potential to mitigate wildfire severity by consuming accumulated forest and  grassland fuels, this technique requires complex planning and permitting, which can be  taught efficiently in this field workshop setting. In addition, the adjacent Humboldt  Redwood Company lands will provide sites for short, intensive classes on fuels  management. Workshops for certification of fire fighters will be centered here, and the  property provides leverage for grants from Cal Fire to support the training and augment  the infrastructure. Additional grants will be sought to use Willits and Ukiah as a  showcase for a prescribed burning program to “armor” rural communities from wildfire. 

A place for the arts. Following the example set by Mr. Bello, HSU will use the  property as an inspirational location for art creation and appreciation. This will include  utilization of natural elements available on the property and creation of practical crafts. It  will also include using the property for artistic retreats to inspire the creation of a wide  variety of fine arts. A selection of Mr. Bello’s artwork will be displayed in various  locations on the property, and will occasionally be made available for temporary display  by other organizations. The display presently located in his gallery space will remain,  and be maintained. 

Goal of self-sufficiency. Numerous opportunities will be pursued to allow the  property to be self-sufficient, thrive, and achieve the goals of Mr. Bello. Grants will be  sought for various purposes, including restoration of salmon habitat, watershed  enhancement, water table restoration, needed equipment, research projects, artistic  endeavors, educational programming, and more. Revenue-generating activities will be  developed, such as retreats, woodcrafts and sculptures, photo prints and more. Donors  will be sought to support specific projects and the general operation of the property, and  Mr. Bello himself have expressed an interested in additional donations for certain  activities and to create an endowment. 

Humboldt State University is nationally recognized for its strong natural resource programs and  its longstanding commitment to environmental sustainability. HSU’s Forestry, Wildlife, and  Marine Sciences programs are among the largest on the West Coast, with alumni working at  federal and state parks, government agencies related to natural resources, and private  businesses that depend on thriving ecosystems. Throughout HSU’s curriculum, there is a broad  commitment to environmental sustainability and hands-on instruction. Specific programs of note  include an eco-living center that houses multiple students known as the Campus Center for 

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Appropriate Technology, and the Schatz Energy Research Center, which conducts  groundbreaking work in renewable energy. 

Recognition  

The Humboldt State University Foundation seeks to recognize Charles Bello for his efforts to  preserve and rehabilitate the forest over many years, for his work in educating others about  sustainable living, for his integration of art into everyday life, and for his enduring legacy as a  result of this gift. 

The HSU Foundation requests that Mr. Bello work closely with Board leadership on  appropriate recognition. One possibility would be a title for the property such as “The  Charles Bello Research Forest & Center for Sustainable Living.” 

Additional recognition opportunities will remain for others who want to participate  through donations for preserving this legacy, enhancing the forest, and providing  education on sustainable living.