This site is currently undergoing long-overdue upgrades and updates, which should be complete in a few weeks.

By virtue of litigation funded by generous donations to the legal defense fund, Redwood Forest Institute (“RFI”) now owns the 400-acre parcel.

After losing the property, and then regaining it with your help, and with his son, Mark Bello, now at the helm, Charles Bello resigned as President and CEO of RFI and will spend the rest of his days on the property he loves doing as he pleases.

The current Directors of Redwood Forest Institute are:

Mark Bello, President/CEO
Josh Bennett, Property Manager/Caretaker
Mark McKell, Treasurer
Danielle Pelletier, Secretary
Robert Matz, Legal Counsel

The Board, with your help, looks forward to turning the simple, yet profound, vision for the property into reality in the coming years, and to using this site to create a unique online community.