Student-athletes competing in the 2017 NCAA Men’s and Women’s Final Four will be shooting for a championship on basketball courts manufactured by Connor Sports, the Official Court Provider of the NCAA, from wood sustainably harvested from The Nature Conservancy’s Two Hearted River Forest Reserve.
Learn more about sustainable forestry and the benefits it provides at our Conservation Café: May The Forests Be With You! lunch and lecture with government relations director and forest expert Rich Bowman April 21 in Ann Arbor or April 28 in Grand Rapids. Sign up now to reserve your spot!
Watch a video to learn how the simple solution of using a portable bridge can close the gap between sustainable logging and nature.
Follow the trail from forest to floor with this infographic by Connor Sports.
Watch a video to see how sustainable timber is good for the forest and the floor for the national championship game.
What is FSC Certification and why is it so important to forest health and local economies?
A diverse and healthy forest creates a home-court advantage for wildlife and people.
How cutting trees is good for forest diversity.
Restoring diversity to the forest, one tree at a time.
After decades of over-harvesting, the forests of the Two Hearted River Watershed were mostly monoculture. The Nature Conservancy is restoring this special place to one that features diverse species and characteristics, and is resilient in the face of threats like invasive pests and climate change.
The forest of the Great Lakes region span northern Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and on into Canada. Find out what the Conservancy is doing across the region to protect these beloved northwoods.