What We Do
What Drives Us
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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.
Social Equity
Trees are more than something pretty to look at or sit under. They are essential to our health and well-being.
Climate
Trees and forests are the best nature-based solution to climate change, given how much carbon they capture and store.
Water
Forests act like a sponge, absorbing water from rivers and streams that we eventually drink. They also help filter water.
Wildlife
Some 80% of land-dwelling species rely on forests to survive. Even species that live in the water rely on forests.
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Our Approach

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.

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