Past land management policies have proven ineffective in protecting Sequoia National Forest ecosystems, watersheds, and the environmental and social value of these areas. Sequoia ForestKeeper fills this void by acting as the guardian of the forest. SFK works to create solutions to these inadequate land management practices; to promote land stewardship; to enforce existing laws and regulations, including sustainable management mandates; to implement public awareness programs; and to offer assistance to local land management agencies. SFK also seeks to promote a sustainable balance between present human needs and the needs of future generations. SFK is also taking an active role in the development of a strong and protective management plan for the Giant Sequoia National Monument.