People rely on our eastern forests. They count on the clean water that the forests collect, filter and deliver in streams and rivers across arid country. Communities earn their living in and around these woods – harvesting trees, ranching, farming. These places are sacred to native people and are some of our best playgrounds where we hike, camp, float, fish, hunt, ski and more.
But after a century of heavy use, our eastern forests are weak and vulnerable. They could be lost forever to catastrophic mega-fires and insect outbreaks.
With your support, we can restore Washington forests, by:
Large-scale restoration of our eastern forests can mean abundant wildlife, clean water, public access, local jobs and more. The Nature Conservancy is committed to finding solutions that enhance the lives of the people who live, work and play in our eastern forests.
Explore nature in our eastern forests:
We've completed a four-year project to protect public access and wildlife habitat on more than 10,000 acres.
Find our about a unique coalition of landowners committed to conservation and restoration.
Where mountains and desert collide.
Dr. George Hudson donated one of the Washington program's first preserves.