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National Arbor Day Foundation helps promote tree care and conservation and to educate people on tree issues.

SmartWood reduces the negative impacts of commercial forestry by awarding its seal of approval to responsible forest managers. SmartWood's regional experts work in tropical, temperate and boreal forests to reduce the environmental damage caused by wood harvesting and to maximize the positive impacts of commercial forestry on local communities.
African Blackwood Conservation Project helps to replenish the valuable Blackwood tree in Tanzania.

Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute is the only research group in the United States dedicated to developing the knowledge needed to improve management of wilderness and other natural areas.

American Forests was founded in 1875 to help people improve the environment with trees and forests. A flagship program of theirs is Global Releaf, which aims to plant 20 million trees by developing programs nationwide to help individuals and organizations plant trees in their communities.

Australian National Botanic Gardens has extensive information about plants. They are categorized according to garden information, information about Australia's plants, and garden links.

California Native Plant Society seeks to increase understanding of California's native flora and to preserve this rich resource for future generations. The site has information about the Society's education and conservation programs and its publications.

Forest Conservation Site is a comprehensive list of forest and related subjects.

Forests Forever works to o protect and enhance the forests and wildlife habitat of California through educational, legislative and electoral activities.

Forest Stewardship Council is a comprehensive site for responsible forestry and related issues.

Future Forests plants trees to offset carbon emissions.

Garden Web is a comprehensive online resource for many subjects relating to gardening, flowers, seeds and wildflowers.

Invaders Database System is a comprehensive database of exotic plant names and weed distribution records for five states in the northwestern United States.

Institute for Sustainable Forestry is a community-based organization founded in 1991 by loggers, tree-planters, educators, watershed restorationists, engineers, geologists, foresters, business and conservation managers, veterans, woodworkers and environmentalists.

The International Tropical Timber Organization is an intergovernmental organization concerned with the conservation and sustainable development of the world's tropical forests.

Kansas Wildflowers and Grasses offers a color-categorized site of Kansas Wildflowers and grasses with photos and detailed information about each.

Montana National Heritage Program has a list of Species of Special Concern. Each plant comes with a map showing its distribution.

National Arbor Day Foundation helps promote tree care and conservation and to educate people on tree issues.

New England Wild Flower Society is the oldest plant conservation organization in the United States, promoting the conservation of temperate North American plants through programs in education, horticulture, research, and conservation.

New Zealand Gardens Online offers a multitude of options for the gardening enthusiast. Read the "Garden Notes" each month to find out what you should be doing to take care of your garden. Admire the splendid photos of various gardens in the "Garden Gallery." There are even galleries specifically dedicated to New Zealand plants with detailed information on each species. Even features a plant of the week!

Rainforest Information Centre - News and info from the Gaia Forest Conservation Archives.

Rainforest Action Network works to protect tropical rainforests and the human rights of those living in and around those forests. From the beginning, RAN has played a key role in strengthening the worldwide rainforest conservation movement through supporting activists in tropical countries as well as organizing and mobilizing consumers and community action groups throughout the United States.

Rethink Paper works to shift demands away from the ever-increasing consumption of wood for paper to alternative products and fibers.

SmartWood reduces the negative impacts of commercial forestry by awarding its seal of approval to responsible forest managers. SmartWood's regional experts work in tropical, temperate and boreal forests to reduce the environmental damage caused by wood harvesting and to maximize the positive impacts of commercial forestry on local communities.

World Land Trust - Approximately 80 acres a day have been saved by the projects that the Trust supports. Both land purchase and supporting local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are the main tools the World Land Trust uses to save land around the world.

World Rainforest Movement is a global network of citizens' groups defending the world's rainforests against the forces that destroy them.