Forest Supervisor, Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument

As Sequoia Stewardship and Restoration Manager, Tim Borden serves as property manager for all lands held by Save The Redwoods League in the giant sequoia range. Tim coordinates all stewardship activities on these properties, including ecological restoration, public access, and the maintenance of roads, trails, gates, and signage. He also leads tours on League-held lands, helping to communicate the value of restoration activities and educating people about how past management practices and wildfires have impacted the forest.

In support of the League’s initiative to restore forest health and increase the resiliency of giant sequoia forests in the face of climate change, Borden designs and implements ecological restoration and fuels reduction projects throughout their range in the Sierra. He interfaces with partners at federal, state, local, and tribal agencies to promote and support ecological restoration projects on public and tribal lands. 

Borden earned a M.L.A. Sustainability and Environmental Management from Harvard University and a B.A. in Environmental History from College of Charleston. Past experience includes stints with the U.S. Forest Service and National Park Service, where he gained hands-on experience managing wildfires, monitoring areas that had burned, and implementing fuels treatment projects.

Areas of Expertise: landscape-scale restoration; land management; ecological restoration planning and implementation; fuels reduction treatment planning and monitoring, fire effects monitoring