About Us

Our Team

Jeff Schnurr

Chair of the Board of Directors

Jeff Schnurr traveled in over 35 countries before landing in Tanzania, where he began the tree planting initiative that grew into Community Forests International. With the dream of making conservation a rural livelihood.

Jeff has spread the techniques of forest restoration around the globe and has planted over half a million trees in the process. In 2010, Jeff Schnurr was named one of Canada's Top 10 volunteers by the CBC and Manulife.