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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...
Alaska Conservation Foundation -- The only public foundation dedicated to connecting donors worldwide to on-the-ground efforts to protect Alaska's wild places and wildlife. 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...
EcoLogic Development Fund -- Empowers rural people to restore and protect tropical ecosystems. We envision rural people leading in the creation of a sustainable world for people and nature. 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...
Forest Stewardship Council - US -- Promotes environmentally sound, socially beneficial and economically prosperous management of the world's forests. FSC is the gold standard in forest stewardship. Learn more...
Forest Trends Association -- Works to conserve forests and ecosystems by mainstreaming the concept and practice of incentives and payments that value the services these ecosystems provide. 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 -- Friends of Trees empowers people to improve the natural world around them through a simple solution. Planting Trees ... together. Learn more...
Green Corps, Inc -- Training a new generation of environmental leaders by working in communities with local groups to preserve forests, clean up our air and promote cleaner energy. Learn more...
Hells Canyon Preservation Council -- Hells Canyon Preservation Council protects and restores the natural treasures of the Hells Canyon-Wallowa and Blue Mountain ecosystems. From the remote splendor of Hells Canyon and the Seven Devils to the rolling highlands of the Zumwalt Prairie, from the winding watersof the Grande Ronde to the crystalline lakes of Eagle Cap, from the protected breaks of the Wenaha-Tucannon to the rugged summits of the Elkhorns, we envision inspiring wildlands and pure waters where native species thrive in harmony with prosperous rural communities. 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 Forest Foundation -- Improving the health, productivity, and diversity of our national forests and grasslands through wildlife habitat conservation, watershed restoration, recreational enhancements and community-based forest stewardship programs. 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...
NatureServe -- Protecting Earth's threatened creatures and natural places by developing scientific data to arm the stewards of our planet with knowledge that informs conservation decisions. 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 nearly 30 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...
Pacific Rivers -- Our mission is to protect and restore rivers, their watersheds, and the native aquatic species that depend on them. We do this for the benefits that healthy watersheds provide to present and future generations--as well as for the intrinsic virtues of the rivers themselves. 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...
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...
Wildlife Habitat Council -- Promotes and certifies habitat conservation and management on working lands through partnerships and education. Learn more...
Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative -- Connects and protects habitat from Yellowstone to Yukon so people and nature can thrive. Learn more...
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