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Forests, Deserts & Wilderness

From the Columbia Gorge to the Central American rain forests, these groups educate, monitor, and protect unrelentingly.
1000 Friends of Oregon -- Working with Oregonians to enhance our quality of life by building livable urban and rural communities, protecting family farms and forests, and conserving natural areas. Learn more...
American Forests -- Funding private and public land reforestation projects; providing satellite imagery of tree loss to cities; educating the public on the value of trees and forests. Learn more...
Arbor Day Foundation -- We inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees. A national leader in tree planting and care, nature education for young children, community forestry, and conservation. Promotes Arbor Day and manages Arbor Day Farm. Learn more...
Audubon Society of Portland -- Our mission is to promote the enjoyment, understanding and protection of native birds, other wildlife and their habitats. Learn more...
Bark -- Bark's mission is to transform Mt. Hood National Forest into a place where natural processes prevail, where wildlife thrives and where local communities have a social, cultural, and economic investment in its restoration and preservation. Learn more...
Clean Water Fund -- Creating neighborhood-based action and education programs that join citizens, businesses, and government for sensible solutions to ensure safe drinking water, pollution prevention, and resource conservation. Learn more...
Conservation Fund -- Preserving America’s outdoor heritage of wetlands, wildlife habitat, greenways, and open space. 96% of funds go directly to mission; more than 3.4 million acres protected since 1985. Learn more...
Conservation International -- Applying innovations in science, economics, policy, and community participation to protect the Earth’s richest regions of biodiversity, major tropical wilderness areas, and key marine ecosystems. Learn more...
Defenders of Wildlife -- Working since 1947 to save America’s precious wild animals and threatened habitat for our children and future generations through education, citizen action, and scientific research. Learn more...
Earthjustice -- Earthjustice is a non-profit public interest law organization dedicated to protecting the magnificent places, natural resources, and wildlife of this earth, and to defending the right of all people to a healthy environment. Learn more...
Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics -- FSEEE holds the Forest Service accountable for responsible land stewardship. We work to protect your national forests, wildlife habitat, wilderness, and rivers by reforming the U.S. Forest Service through advocacy, education, and whistleblower protection. Learn more...
Friends of the Columbia Gorge -- Ensuring that the beautiful and wild Columbia Gorge remains a place apart, an unspoiled treasure for generations to come. Learn more...
Friends of Trees -- We bring people together to plant and care for city trees and green spaces. Learn more...
Hells Canyon Preservation Council -- Protecting and restoring the wild lands and habitats of the Hells Canyon-Wallowa and Blue Mountain Ecosystems through direct advocacy, public education, and the creation of science-based policy. Learn more...
Izaak Walton League of America -- Working to protect America’s air, waters, woods, and wildlife habitat through education, advocacy, and fostering strong outdoor ethics. Constituents are solutions-oriented conservationists and outdoor enthusiasts. Learn more...
KS Wild -- The Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center (KS Wild for short) is an advocate for the forests, waters, and wildlife of the Klamath and Rogue River basins of southwest Oregon and northwest California. We use environmental law, science, collaboration, education, and grassroots organizing to defend healthy ecosystems and help build sustainable communities. Learn more...
Land Trust Alliance -- Helping people protect undeveloped land such as forests, farms, open spaces, waters, natural and historic areas in their community; leading, training, and educating 1,600 land conservation groups. Learn more...
National Parks Conservation Association -- Preserving national parks from the Grand Canyon to Gettysburg; protecting endangered wildlife and cultural sites; promoting new parks; and defending against pollution, inappropriate development, and overcrowding. Learn more...
Native Plant Society of Oregon -- Dedicated to the enjoyment, conservation, and study of Oregon’s native plants and habitats. Learn more...
Natural Resources Defense Council -- Defending embattled wilderness, rivers, clean air, coasts, and wildlife across America and around the globe. Saved Baja’s whales, Canada’s spirit bears, and California’s sequoias. Learn more...
Nature Conservancy in Oregon -- The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. The Nature Conservancy has helped protect more than 500,000 acres of important habitats in Oregon. Learn more...
Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center -- Promoting conservation through educational experiences in wilderness. Learn more...
Oregon Environmental Council -- Our mission is to advance innovative, collaborative solutions to Oregon's environmental challenges for today and future generations. Learn more...
Oregon Natural Desert Association -- Working to protect, defend, restore Oregon's high desert for over 25 years Learn more...
Oregon Wild -- Protecting and restoring Oregon’s wildlands, wildlife, and water. Current campaigns focus on permanent protection of wilderness, old-growth forests, and Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuges. Learn more...
Rainforest Alliance -- Protecting the environment and rainforest for people, plants and animals. Since 1987, has improved lives of 65,000+ farm workers and conserved 30,000,000+ acres in 60+ countries. Learn more...
Sierra Club, Oregon Chapter -- Fighting to preserve wilderness and protect environmental quality worldwide through a powerful combination of education, scientific research, publishing, and litigation. Learn more...
Student Conservation Association (SCA) -- Volunteering in parks, forests, and refuges nationwide to build trails, save wildlife, and help visitors. Over 1,200,000 hours of environmental service yearly, with high school and college. Learn more...
Wilderness Society -- Protecting America’s special wild places from development. Areas include parks, forests, wildlife refuges and other wilderness areas, which belong to all Americans. Learn more...
Wildlife Conservation Society -- In the Pacific West region, (Northern California, Oregon, Washington and Alaska) WCS' goal is to save wildlife and wild lands through conservation of natural ecosystem processes needed to sustain healthy wildlife populations, with special emphasis on large, diverse ecosystems unique to the Pacific West. Learn more...
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