PO Box 5426

Berkeley, CA 94705



Just some of what we've accomplished with your support:

REDUCED WILDFIRE DANGER IN THE EAST BAY HILLS with our ongoing educational, outreach, and legal efforts.

PROTECTED YOUR MAGNIFICENT, WILD NEIGHBORHOOD FORESTS from being cut down, or “managed” to death with chainsaws and herbicides.

FUNDED THREE SUCCESSFUL LAWSUITS and involved in a fourth.  Collectively, these legal victories have made our hills safer in the event of a wildfire by keeping them forested.  READ WHY.  Legal expenses are our greatest expense.  Operational expenses are minimal.   All board members are unpaid.

INFLUENCED CRUCIAL WILDFIRE AND LAND MANAGEMENT POLICIES via negotiations, discussions, and mediation with numerous public agencies managing our wildlands, including East Bay Regional Parks (EBRPD), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (CalOES), The City of Oakland, PG&E, East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD).

REDUCED TOXIC PESTICIDE USE, HUMAN AND WILDLIFE EXPOSURE.  We oppose these poisonous, unnecessary chemicals, and educate the public and advocate they be banned.

EDUCATING AND INFORMING THE COMMUNITY on myriad issues related to fire safety, wildlife, forest and human health.


MAINTAINED HOMEOWNER PROPERTY VALUES by protecting houses from wildfire and the incredible forests and wildlands in our backyards. It’s why so many of us moved here and love living here.  We’re privileged and grateful to call this beautiful, unique place home, and this motivates us to dig in and do the work necessary to protect and preserve it.

KEPT "HANDS-OFF" OUR LOCAL NATURE so it teems with a diversity of tree, plant and animal communities.  Wild places should not be endlessly "managed" with what amount to massive "gardening" projects involving chainsaws and herbicides.  Wild nature—wild plants and animals—left undisturbed, benefits everyone in our extended human community of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties physically, emotionally and spiritually.



All donations are tax dedictible.

Your donations have helped HCN save over 100,000 trees in our hills.

One Time Donation - any amount

Supporting Member - $99 ($8.25/month)

Supporting Member - $99 ($8.25/month)

One Time Donation - any amount

Preserving Urban Forests For The Next Generation

Our stunning H2O capturing forests

The view from Pilot's Knob, Claremont Canyon. Photo by Ken Cheetham.