Garcia River Forest


Holly Newberger
Holly Newberger Caspar, CA
(707) 962-0712

Holly Newberger is the North Coast Program Coordinator, supporting our sustainable forest management efforts on California’s north coast. If you have questions about our North Coast’s forestry practices, please contact Holly.


Chris Kelly
Chris Kelly Larkspur, CA
(415) 927-2123

Since joining The Conservation Fund in 2003, California Program Director Chris Kelly has led efforts to protect more than 125,000 acres of Northern California forestland. Chris is pioneering a new model of non-profit working forest ownership, supported by low-interest public financing and carbon revenue. He has worked in California conservation for more than 25 years.

Evan Smith, Vice President Conservation Ventures
Evan Smith Portland, OR 97227
(503) 407-0301

Conservation Ventures Vice President Evan Smith oversees our sustainable forestry and small business lending programs. Since joining The Conservation Fund in 1995, Evan has played a key role in acquiring, restoring, and managing working forests across the country. He leads our efforts to use the power of markets and business to advance conservation.