national nonprofit conservation
organization in the United States
Since our founding in 1875, we have been the pathfinders for creating healthy forests from coast to coast. For example, we championed the creation of the U.S. Forest Service and have persuaded Congress to provide stable funding for fighting and preventing forest fires. Our deep knowledge of forests and track record of collaboration position us to build a reforestation movement in America.
We embrace diverse perspectives, focus on the most pressing issues of the day, empower others and engage in projects, even if the results are only experienced by future generations.
We help ensure that large forest landscapes are healthy and resilient to the impacts of climate change. In cities, we help develop and bring to life plans for planting and caring for trees in the neighborhoods that need trees the most.
We develop tools and conduct scientific research in our Innovation Lab, creating partnerships in cities and forest landscapes and build movements that inspire change related to two of the most pressing issues of the day: climate change and social equity.
Our team of 50+ people includes scientists, experts in urban forestry and large-scale forest restoration, people who know how to create and lead coalitions, policy experts and others.