RFFI’s has engaged more than 450 residents in helping to develop recreation plans to address public enjoyment of the property while minimizing the negative impacts and dangers of unmanaged public access. RFFI has applied for grants to make some of these plans a reality. Unfortunately they have not been funded. On the other hand, RFFI’s work with California’s State Coastal Conservancy and the Save the Redwood League is providing public access by working with an organization that has the structural capacity to address the many aspects of user safety, trail maintenance, interpretive signage, liability, and user amenities. RFFI along with a coalition of Native Americans have jointly conducted research and forest restoration that has made It possible to establish the Chinquapin Springs Acorn Grove for acorn gathering by local Native Americans. The grove was dedicated in late summer 2012. The Cahto Tribe is providing coordination for tribal use of the grove.
RFFI and the UsaL Redwood Forest Company conduct periodic tours and continue to work with the community and other interested parties to develop plans for additional recreational access within the context of our forest planning process.