An aerial view of the Maine Woods, Chilean forests or ancient forests of the Pacific Northwest reveals gruesome wastelands where once there were thriving forest ecosystems. Diverse forests have been replaced by tree plantations to be harvested rather than nurtured as living systems. We continue to clearcut our forests at a dizzying rate, seemingly oblivious to the economic and environmental reality that soon we will have no trees left to cut. The organizations that follow are working to stop the destruction of our forestlands before it is too late.
Total given in this category in fiscal year 2012: $194,015
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Baton Rouge, LA 70806 United States
Atchafalaya Basinkeeper is dedicated to protecting and restoring the environmental health and productivity of the Atchafalaya Basin by enforcing environmental laws, monitoring for violations and raising awareness.
Interested in finding out more about environmental actions in your area, volunteering your time or donating money? Search our enviro grants recipients database for groups working in your neck of the woods.