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The Conservancy works to protect, restore and manage forests across the U.S. and around the world.

Forests, Fire and Invasive Species

The Nature Conservancy works to protect, restore and manage forests, to tackle the threat that altered fire regimes pose to both people and nature, and to prevent and contain the spread of invasive species. Examples of our project sites include:

United States

Arkansas: Big Woods
Delaware: Pemberton Forest
Maine: Katahdin Forest
Michigan: Northern Great Lakes Forest Project
Minnesota: Minnesota Forest Legacy Partnership
Montana: The Blackfoot Valley
New Hampshire: Floodplain Forests
New York: Adirondack Mountains
Oregon: Sandy River Gorge
Tennessee: Walls of Jericho
Virginia: Clinch Valley
Washington: Tieton River Canyon

Fire Management

Texas: Fire management program
South Dakota/Minnesota: Prairie Coteau Habitat Partnership
New Mexico: Using Fire to Protect Water
Mexico: Rancho Los Fresnos
Virginia: Warm Springs Mountain Preserve

Invasive Species
United States

Oregon: Abating the Threat of Invasive Species
California: Restoring Santa Cruz Island
Idaho: Hell’s Canyon
Ohio: Battling Ohio’s invasive species
New York: Race Against the Asian Longhorn Beetle


Africa: Highland Forests of East Africa
Bolivia: Forest certification
Brazil: Atlantic Forest
Canada: The Great Bear Rainforest
Chile: Valdivian Coastal Range
China: Yunnan Province
Ecuador: Condor Bioreserve
Guatemala: Debt-For-Nature Swap
Indonesia: East Kalimantan

Fire Education, Policy, Science and Training

Colorado: Southern Rockies Fire Use Training Module
Florida: Tiger Creek Firewise demonstration site
Oregon: Upper Deschutes partnership
Utah: Grouse Creek / Raft River mountains
Honduras: Fire Assessment for the Miskito Coast, Honduras
China: Songshan Reserve
Mexico: La Sepultura Biosphere Reserve


Bahamas: Stopping the Lion Fish
Galapagos: Charting the Spread of Invasive Species
Pacific Islands: Preventing Invasions in the Pacific Islands

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