In New Brunswick:
Community Forests International – Community Forests International’s mission is: “To foster environmental stewardship internationally by establishing community forests, promoting sustainable forestry techniques and initiating environmental education.”
Crown Lands Network - New Brunswickers advocating for more public say on the management of public lands.
Falls Brook Centre -An environmental education organization located near Hartland, NB. Founded in 1990, Falls Brook Centre is evolving as a place where theory and practice, local and international, can come together and build a sustainable future. The Acadian Forest Restoration Nursery continues to increase seed collection and provide planting stock of native trees and shrubs for local forest restoration initiatives. FBC land is FSC certified. 12 km of nature trails on-site are used in an outdoor education program for schools, camps and visiting groups. In the past year, courses on bushcraft were offered, building skills and respect among the participants for basic survival in the woods. FBC is part of efforts to develop a longer-term strategy for community forestry in New Brunswick and are engaged in the development of Community Asset Mapping of the St. John River Valley. Internationally, FBC is supporting biodiversity restoration workshops in Central and Latin America.
Fundy Model Forest - Many dedicated individuals and organizations, with diverse interests and perspectives, form the partnership that is the Fundy Model Forest. They come together to share ideas and information, evaluate the impact of various approaches to resource management, and undertake research to assist in better forest management.
Low Impact Forestry – A project of the Conservation Council of New Brunswick and the New Brunswick Federation of Woodlot Owners to promote low impact forestry for Crown land and a greater number of private woodlots.
Nature Trust of New Brunswick - The Nature Trust of New Brunswick is dedicated to identifying, promoting, protecting and maintaining the province’s finest remaining ecological landscapes. The Nature Trust acquires and stewards a system of nature preserves representing a diversity of ecosystems, and promotes in New Brunswickers respect for and knowledge of their natural surroundings.
N.B. Federation of Woodlot Owners - The website was launched in April 2007 with the intention of keeping woodlot owners informed of Federation activities and to provide useful resources to woodlot owners.
In the Maritimes:
Jamie Simpson’s blog celebrating our Acadian Forest through ideas, information and images
Eastern Shore Forest Watch – A group of concerned citizens who support a sustainable vision of sustainable forestry practices on the eastern shore of Nova Scotia.
Ecology Action Centre’s Standing Tall Campaign – The campaign for environmentally responsible forestry in Nova Scotia.
Ecology Action Centre’s Clearcutting in Nova Scotia – A website that takes aim at clearcutting in Nova Scotia.
Macphail Ecological Forestry Project – The Macphail Woods Ecological Forestry Project combines protection of the natural area along the streams with wildlife enhancement, forest stewardship, watershed protection, environmental education and ecological research.
Windhorse Farm and Ecoforestry School in the Maritimes – For those interested in forest restoration and ecoforestry – from choosing and cutting the trees to making and marketing high-value products. Internships are offered.
British Colombia Community Forest Association – The BCCFA is a network of rural, community-based organizations in BC that are engaged in community forest management, as well as those seeking to establish community forests. We are part of a global movement committed to culturally, ecologically, and economically sustainable forestry. Our mission is to promote and support the practice and expansion of sustainable community forest management in British Columbia.
David Suzuki Foundation – The David Suzuki Foundation’s mission is to protect the diversity of nature and our quality of life, now and for the future.
Forest Action Network -From the temperate rainforests of Clayoquot Sound and the Great Bear Rainforest to the vast boreal forests of the north, FAN is known for it’s effective use of non-violent direct action to defend endangered forests in Canada. For ten years, FAN activists have confronted industry head-on and have worked to build coalitions between First Nations, communities, and environmental groups.
Forest Caucus of the Canadian Environment Network -A national caucus of conservation organizations advocating for Canada’s forests.
Forest Ethics – Founded in 1994, ForestEthics is a nonprofit environmental organization with staff in Canada, the United States and Chile. Our mission is to protect Endangered Forests.
Forest Stewardship Council – Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international, independent, non-governmental organization promoting environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable management of the world’s forest.
Global Forest Watch – Global Forest Watch Canada published its first report in 2000: Canada’s Forests At A Crossroads – An Assessment in the Year 2000, which provides maps and data on forests and forest developments. This report has been published in both French and English. New projects being undertaken by Global Forest Watch Canada include updating forest tenures, assessing Aboriginal benefits from the forests of Canada, and auditing forest development activities on Canada’s freshwater riparian areas.
Greenpeace Canada – One of the major threats to Canada’s Boreal forest ecosystem is industrial logging for the pulp used in tissue products. Greenpeace is working to stop the destruction of Canada’s largest intact ecosystem by trying to persuade consumers, institutions and companies to choose to consume or produce more ancient forest friendly tissue products.
No Flyer Campaign – A campaign to ban ad mail in Canada.
Sierra Club of Canada – Endangered species require recovery strategies to bring them back from the brink of extinction. Sierra Club of Canada is committed to the long-term health of the planet’s terrestrial and ocean ecosystems and the people whose livelihood depends upon them.
Silva Forest Foundation - The SFF develops and teaches the principles of ecosystem-based planning and ecologically responsible forest use, including alternatives to conventional timber management. The Silva Forest Foundation, (SFF), is a nonprofit organization based in the West Kootenay of British Columbia, Canada. SFF is the only Canadian forest certification body.
Forest Guild – The Forest Guild is a professional organization of forest stewards, associated natural resource professionals, and affiliates who are passionate about restoring and sustaining the integrity of our forests while meeting the needs of the communities that rely on them.
Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association -The MOFGA’s Low Impact Forestry seeks to encourage low impact forestry practices in Maine through establishing networks, appropriate standards of practice, and providing public and professional education.
Natures Home Accessories: Tree Identification – When identifying trees, there are several factors that need to be examined in order to ensure accuracy. The bark of a tree can give much insight into its type, species, and age. The bark and branches can also show evidence of damage or disease. The leaves or needles, as well as the flowers, fruit or cones, help further in identifying varieties of trees. Finally, by discovering whether a tree is deciduous or coniferous we can better understand patterns of the tree’s growth and development through each season.
Rainforest Action Network – Rainforest Action Network’s Old Growth Campaign is shining a spotlight on companies and industries that engage in outdated, destructive logging. We mobilize the power of public opinion to hold the corporate sector accountable to protecting our forests and our future.
RESTORE: The North Woods – RESTORE: The North Woods was founded in 1992 by conservationists who wanted to go beyond endless damage control, to begin restoring the health of entire landscapes in New England.
Taiga Rescue Network – Taiga Rescue Network (TRN) is an international network of Non-Governmental Organizations, Indigenous Peoples and Nations working for the protection and sustainable use of the Boreal Forest.
The Wildlands Project - Our vision is Room to Roam, and lots of it. We must connect parks and protected areas from Canada to Mexico, from the Pacific to the Atlantic.
Wood furniture & identifying that tree – A guide to identifying trees used in furniture. Thanks Kevin for the suggestion!
National Aboriginal Forestry Association – Promoting and supporting increased Aboriginal involvement in forest management and related commercial opportunities, while staying committed to holistic or multiple-use forestry, to build sustainable Aboriginal communities.
Free Grassy Narrows – 2,500 square miles of forests, lakes and rivers north of Kenora, Ontario have sustained the people of Grassy Narrows First Nation for thousands of years. Today, increasing levels of clear-cut logging threatens to uproot their traditional way of life.