Golden State Natural Resources (GSNR)
Formed in 2019
Golden State Natural Resources (GSNR) is a non-profit, 501(c)3, forest resiliency company, created by rural counties in California and governed by local elected leaders. GSNR’s directive is to reduce excess biomass in California’s forested lands, using science-based practices, as part of an overarching strategy to build wildfire and forest resilience in the state and spur economic opportunities in rural communities. GSNR’s proposed project will source woody biomass from forest thinning projects, orchards and sawmills, process the material into a pelletized fuel product at developed facilities in rural California, and export the pellets to international markets. This project provides a unique opportunity to restore forest health, revitalize and establish potential new wood product markets, and reinvest in the local economies of rural communities.