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These groups work on issues at the national level, across all 50 states.
*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...
*Institute for Applied Ecology -- The mission of the Institute for Applied Ecology is to conserve native ecosystems through restoration, research and education. 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...
*Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides -- The Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides (NCAP) combines outreach, education, advocacy and organizing to protect community and environmental health and inspire the use of ecologically sound solutions to reduce the use of pesticides. Learn more...
*Renewable Northwest -- Renewable Northwest's mission is to advocate for the expansion of environmentally responsible renewable energy resources in the Northwest through collaboration with government, industry, utilities, customers, and advocacy groups. Learn more...
*Sierra Club, Oregon Chapter -- The Oregon Sierra Club works to preserve and protect Oregon's environment and natural resources by engaging and educating local communities and influencing public policy decisions—legislative, administrative, legal, and electoral. 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...
Alliance to Save Energy -- Advances energy efficiency as the best solution for achieving environmental, economic and energy security goals. Learn more...
American Farmland Trust -- American Farmland Trust is the only national conservation organization dedicated to protecting farmland, promoting sound farming practices, and keeping farmers on the land. Learn more...
American Forests -- American Forests is the only national conservation nonprofit focused exclusively on the protection and restoration of America's forests. We plant trees, educate the public, and advocate for sound public policy. Learn more...
American Rivers -- American Rivers protects wild rivers, restores damaged rivers and conserves clean water for people and nature. Learn more...
American Solar Energy Society -- Educates Americans about renewable energy through SOLAR TODAY magazine, the annual National Solar Tour, the National Solar Conference, chapters, technical divisions, and member opportunities. Learn more...
As You Sow -- As You Sow promotes corporate environmental and social responsibility including expanding public awareness on issues relating to climate change, sustainability, environmental health, and the levels of toxic ingredients in consumer products. Learn more...
Beyond Pesticides -- Preventing pesticide poisoning of our environment, homes, workplaces, schools, food, and water through a practical information clearinghouse on toxic hazards and non-chemical pest control. Learn more...
Born Free USA -- Works to end the suffering of wild animals in captivity, rescue individual animals in need, protect wildlife, including endangered species, and encourage compassionate conservation globally. Learn more...
Carbonfund.org Foundation -- Carbonfund.org supports third-party validated renewable energy, energy efficiency and reforestation projects globally that reduce carbon dioxide emissions and the threat of climate change. Learn more...
CERES, Inc. -- Advocates for sustainability leadership by mobilizing a powerful network of investors, companies and public interest groups to accelerate and expand the adoption of sustainable business practices and solutions to build a healthy global economy. Learn more...
Children's Environmental Health Network -- National multi-disciplinary organization whose mission is to protect the developing child from environmental health hazards and promote a healthier environment. Learn more...
City Parks Alliance -- Grows great parks across America, providing critical support and advocacy so that all urban residents have access to parks and recreational spaces. Learn more...
Clean Water Fund -- Clean Water Fund's mission is to develop strong grassroots environmental leadership and to bring together diverse constituencies to work cooperatively for changes that improve their lives, focused on health, consumer, environmental and community problems. Learn more...
Conservation International -- Building upon a strong foundation of science, partnership and field demonstration, CI empowers societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature, our global biodiversity, for the well-being of humanity. 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...
Earth Day Network -- Helping schools and communities around the world improve the health of their children and the environment through community service, education, campaigns, and events. Learn more...
Earth Island Institute -- Supports 65 projects worldwide that protect people's health and the environment, including safeguarding our oceans, wildlife and habitat restoration, and providing adult/youth education and training. Learn more...
Earthjustice -- Earthjustice is a non-profit public interest law organization working to preserve our nation's natural heritage, protect our health, combat climate change and advance a clean energy future. Learn more...
Environment America Research & Policy Center -- Environment America Research & Policy Center is dedicated to protecting our air, water and open spaces. We investigate problems, craft solutions, educate the public and decision-makers, and help the public make their voices heard in local, state and national debates over the quality of our environment and our lives. Learn more...
Environmental and Energy Study Institute -- Developing and promoting innovative policies on climate change, clean air, transportation, renewable energy/efficiency technologies, and sprawl; promoting policymaker action through education, advocacy, and coalition-building. Learn more...
Environmental Defense Fund -- Designing practical, long-term strategies to protect wildlife, natural resources, safeguard clean air, water, and human health. Employs scientists, economists and attorneys. Learn more...
Environmental Integrity Project -- Combines advocacy and legal action to improve enforcement of our environmental laws by holding government and industry accountable of illegal pollution. Learn more...
Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide -- ELAW environmental advocates in 70 countries are winning victories for human rights, healthy communities, and the natural environment. Learn more...
Environmental Law Institute -- Creating solutions to protect people and nature through environmental law that works for the community. Independent and non-partisan. Learn more...
Food & Water Watch -- We work together with people to demand our right to safe food and clean water, and we fight for policies that prioritize safety over profits. 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 Earth -- Striving to preserve our natural resources, advocating for public health protection, and working for environmental justice for all peoples throughout the world. Learn more...
Friends of the National Zoo -- Hosts, engages and educates 2.3 million visitors annually. Provides critical funding and in-kind support for the National Zoo's worldwide conservation research projects and operational expenses. Learn more...
Green America -- Mobilizes consumers, investors, and businesses to end corporate abuse and shift our economy to one that is socially just and environmentally sustainable. 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...
Institute for Transportation & Development Policy -- Promotes environmentally sustainable and socially equitable transportation solutions that reduce carbon emissions and improve livability in cities worldwide. 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...
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...
Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics -- Teaches people how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly, and is the most widely accepted outdoor ethics program used on public lands. Learn more...
National Aquarium -- More than an attraction, the Aquarium provides environmental education experiences and engages citizens in conservation projects that benefit the region's watersheds and beyond. Learn more...
National Environmental Education Foundation -- NEEF's vision is that by 2022, 300 million Americans actively use environmental knowledge to ensure the well-being of the earth and its people. Learn more...
National Fish & Wildlife Foundation -- We work with both the public and private sectors to protect and restore our nation’s fish, wildlife, plants and habitats. 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...
National Wildlife Federation -- NWF connects people to wildlife through education and outreach, inspiring them to protect, preserve, and restore America's natural resources for wildlife and for our children’s future. 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...
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...
Ocean Conservancy -- Protects marine wildlife. Promotes marine sanctuaries. Conserves fisheries. Prevents ocean pollution. Achieves goals through volunteer networks, public education and science-based advocacy. Learn more...
Oceana -- Works internationally to protect marine wildlife and human health through programs to end pollution and destructive fishing practices, and to ensure vibrant, healthy oceans. Learn more...
Peregrine Fund -- Saving eagles, condors, falcons, and other endangered birds through research, breeding, and conservation programs; preserving rainforests; educating children and adults about nature and science. Learn more...
Pesticide Action Network North America -- Working to eliminate poisonous pesticides; linking consumer, labor, health, environment, and agriculture groups internationally to advance safer, ecologically sound pest control alternatives. 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...
Restore America's Estuaries -- Works to preserve the nation's network of estuaries by protecting and restoring the lands and waters essential to the richness and diversity of coastal life. Learn more...
Rocky Mountain Institute -- Delivering practical information that helps citizens, businesses, and governments save energy and natural resources, prevent pollution, and strengthen communities through increased efficiency and innovative technologies. Learn more...
Scenic America -- Scenic America is the only national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated solely to preserving and enhancing the visual character of America's communities and countryside. We accomplish this mission through national advocacy efforts and technical assistance services, local and national projects, and the support of our state affiliates. Learn more...
Surfrider Foundation -- Protecting and preserving the world’s oceans, waves, and beaches through conservation, activism, research, and education. Activities include water quality monitoring, environmental education, and grassroots activism. Learn more...
The Regeneration Project -- Helps faith communities address global warming by shrinking their carbon footprints and educating people of faith about the issue. Learn more...
The WILD Foundation -- Protecting wilderness and wildlife internationally while helping communities participate in and benefit from wild nature through on-the-ground field projects, policy and research, and communications. Learn more...
Trust For Public Land -- The Trust for Public Land conserves land for people to enjoy as parks, gardens and other natural places, ensuring livable communities for generations to come. Learn more...
Union of Concerned Scientists -- Working on solutions to reduce air pollution and global warming, protect biodiversity, prevent nuclear proliferation, and ensure a sustainable, safe food system. 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...
World Resources Institute -- A global environmental think tank providing independent research, policy analysis, and on-the-ground action to build solutions to urgent environmental challenges. Learn more...
World Wildlife Fund -- Protecting endangered wildlife and their threatened habitats by providing emergency assistance and long-term support to parks, nature preserves, and anti-poaching activities on five continents. Learn more...
Xerces Society -- Protects wildlife through the conservation of invertebrates and their habitat. We use applied research, education and advocacy to safeguard these vital species. Learn more...
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