Organizations

American Forests
www.americanforests.org

American Forests is the nation’s oldest nonprofit citizen conservation organization, founded in 1875. Their efforts helped create the National Park and National Forest systems in the U.S. Through the Global ReLeaf program, American Forests plants millions of trees each year and advocates the benefits of both rural and urban trees, good science, and sound policy. Learn about their plans for Global ReLeaf 2000 or take a virtual tour of famous and historic trees and forests. An order form on this site allows individuals to “plant a tree online” and help preserve threatened forest ecosystems.

Forest Ethics
www.forestethics.org

ForestEthics protects endangered forests by transforming the paper and wood industries in North America and by supporting forest communities in the development of conservation-based economies.

Gatherings: Seeking Ecopsychology
www.ecopsychology.org/journal/gatherings7/toc.html

The Winter issue of Gatherings. The strand running through this issue is trees. Some of us have been involved in saving forest and woodland. John Scull was asked to be an expert witness on why anyone would go to jail to save trees, and several of us contributed our thoughts.

Greenpeace International: Ancient Forests Campaign
archive.greenpeace.org/~forests

Greenpeace is an independent campaigning organization which uses non-violent, creative confrontation to focus public attention on environmental issues. The Ancient Forests Campaign focuses especially on world’s remaining ancient forests in the Amazon, Africa, Russia, the Pacific and North and South America.

International Society of Arboriculture
www.isa-arbor.com

This site contains information on the care and development of a worldwide healthy tree population. Members include urban planners, forestry professionals, commercial horticulturists, and educators. There are pages with detailed fact sheets on insect control and storm damage, for example, journal abstracts, consumer information, and much more. A useful feature is a site map of the United States with links to land grant universities and their cooperative extension programs.

National Arbor Day Foundation
www.arborday.org

The National Arbor Day Foundation’s mission is to help promote tree care and conservation and to educate people on tree issues in the USA. To do so, they have developed nationally recognized programs like Rain Forest Rescue, Trees for America, and the Arbor Day Farm. Find tips on planting and caring for trees, educational tools for teachers and kids, and conference and workshop announcements.

National Alliance for Community Trees
www.actrees.org

Through collaborative endeavors of a spirited membership, ACT is a vigilant advocate in local communities, states and the nation creating a positive, action-oriented presence for the member groups. Membership will have grown to include virtually every tree group in the country as a result of substantive benefits and services that strengthen individual member groups and their leaders.

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
www.nrcs.usda.gov

The NRCS helps set conservation goals, works with people on the land, and provides assistance. Its partners include conservation districts, state and federal agencies, NRCS Earth Team volunteers, agricultural and environmental groups, and professional societies. The agency provides technical assistance to farmers and ranchers by helping them to develop conservation systems uniquely suited to their land and individual ways of doing business. The agency also provides assistance to rural and urban communities to reduce erosion, conserve and protect water, and solve other resource problems.

Rainforest Action Network
www.ran.org

Since it was founded in 1985, the Rainforest Action Network has been working to protect tropical rainforests and the human rights of those living in and around those forests.

Rainforest Alliance
www.rainforest-alliance.org

An international nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of tropical forests for the benefit of the global community.

Regional Community Forestry Training Center (RECOFTC)
www.recoftc.org

This Thailand-based organization supports community forestry development throughout Asia and the Pacific.

World Rainforest Movement
www.wrm.org.uy

This Uruguay-based organization is an international network of citizens groups working of northern and southern hemispheres to defend the world’s rainforests

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