Ecosystems

Only when the last tree has died, and the last river been poisoned, and the last fish been caught, will we realize we cannot eat money

Cree Indian Proverb

Human population growth and climate change continue to burden ecosystems and the availability of natural resources which makes conservation critical. Perhaps more importantly, conservation helps maintain the biodiversity and health of natural ecosystems.

Research We Support:

Local Organizations

  • Friends of the Cedar River Watershed engages people to enhance and sustain the Cedar River Watershed through restoration, education, and stewardship.
  • Forterra protects, enhances, and acts as a steward for our region’s most precious resources – its communities and its landscapes.  
  • Earth Corps builds a global community of leaders through local environmental service.  
  • Friends of the San Juans protects the land, water, sea, and livability of the San Juan Islands through science, education, stewardship, and advocacy. 
  • Marine Conservation Institute works with scientists, politicians, government officials, and other organizations around the world to protect essential ocean places and the wild species in them. 

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