What We Do
What Drives Us
Tapping Into the Power of Forests
We are driven by the power of forests. They are instrumental to addressing two of the most pressing issues of the day: slowing climate change and advancing social equity. Forests also provide habitat for wildlife and a clean, abundant supply of water for people.
Trees are more than something pretty to look at or sit under. They are essential to our health and well-being.
Trees and forests are the best nature-based solution to climate change, given how much carbon they capture and store.
Forests act like a sponge, absorbing water from rivers and streams that we eventually drink. They also help filter water.
Some 80% of land-dwelling species rely on forests to survive. Even species that live in the water rely on forests.
To conserve and restore forests we conduct research and create tools in our Innovation Lab, develop robust programs and projects via our place-based partnerships and build movements to push action forward.
Our Lead Corporate Partners
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