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Organizations Protecting Forests


Amazon Conservation Association

Protected over 8.15 million acres of rainforest; provided cutting-edge tools to government and forest users to protect their lands; empowered hundreds of indigenous communities to develop forest-friendly livelihoods; and hosted thousands of scientists pioneering innovative research.


Brazilian Wood Depot

Rules Of Forest Preservation for Braziland other lumber producing countries are designed to preserve their natural resources and the environment. CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) is an international agreement between governments. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival. This is a vitally respected agreement boasting 173 member nations at this time.


U.S. Forest Service Forest Legacy Program (FLP):

Since 1990, the U.S. Forest Service Forest Legacy Program (FLP) has provided states and U.S. Territories with federal funding to help protect threatened forestland. The program uses conservation easements or fee transactions to prevent land from being converted to non-forest use, which helps states achieve their highest conservation goals.


Old-Growth Forest Network:

Our goal is to locate and designate at least one protected forest in every county in the United States that can sustain a native forest. We estimate that to be approximately 2,370 out of 3,140 total counties. To achieve this aim we work to identify forests for the Network, ensure their protection, and inform people of the forest locations. We are building not only a network of forests, but also an alliance of people who care about forests.



Save the Redwoods League

Save the Redwoods League envisions vibrant redwood forests of the scale and grandeur that once graced the California coast and the Sierra Nevada, protected forever, restored to grow old again, and connected to people through a network of magnificent parks and protected areas that inspire all of us with the beauty and power of nature.



Colorado Open Lands

Colorado Open Lands is a 501(c)3 nonprofit land trust that exists to protect Colorado’s land and water resources. We work primarily with private landowners to place voluntary agreements called conservation easements on their property. Their ranch stays their ranch, their farm stays their farm. The process is driven by the wishes of the landowner with the goal of protecting open space, water, and wildlife habitat – forever.


New Hampshire:

Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests

Our mission is to protect an additional one million acres of the state's most significant lands. In the face of growing development pressures, we believe the need to preserve the landscapes that shape New Hampshire's quality of life has never been greater.




Ecotrust creates the tools, the structures, and the research to support climate-smart forest management. We are demonstrating that our forests can store more carbon, provide high quality habitat for native fish and wildlife, offer recreational and economic development opportunities, and produce clean and abundant water, all while supporting a robust and reliable forest products industry.


Washington State:

Paul G. Allen Family Foundation

This Foundation created and managed a portfolio of 51 grants which protected sensitive forestlands. The grants resulted in the preservation of 400,000 acres of lands that are distinct for the extent and diversity of their tree species. They also connected disparate forests and maintained wildlife corridors.