What We Do
We create and advance strategies that cultivate commitment, imagination, and resources to make it easier and more rewarding to give back to forests that give so much to us.
Since 1993, we have created economic incentives that reward private forest owners for conserving their lands and practicing sustainable forestry. We have helped shape regional and national forest conservation and climate policies, all in an effort to save wildlife and their habitats, create effective climate change solutions, conserve intact forested landscapes, and protect natural water sources.
What We Do
Projects and News
In a San Francisco Chronicle Op Ed, PFT President Laurie Wayburn discusses the importance of the state’s “natural infrastructure”—the forests, meadows and streams that deliver water to our dams—in solving California’s water problems.
A new report by Pacific Forest Trust looks upstream to find a long-term, cost-effective water solution: repairing and maintaining California’s watersheds.
A new study, conducted by Pacific Forest Trust, shows that half of the source watersheds that supply northern California’s primary reservoirs are at risk.
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Our Conserved Working Forests
CA | 8,230 acres
Conserving the headwaters of the Fall River protects California’s water supply, wildlife habitat, and jobs.
CA | 3,468 acres
A home to headwaters that provide cold, clear water for people and an abundance of wildlife.
CA | 32,686 acres
We joined Collins in California’s largest forest conservation and restoration partnership.
CA | 12,646 acres
This project expanded conservation of the McCloud River Watershed, benefitting California’s water, wildlife, and climate.
This Project Needs Your Help
OR | 2,065 acres
Atop Oregon’s Siskiyou Crest, Mountcrest Forest has critical water, wildlife, and historic connections.
CA & OR | 9,400 acres
Two learning laboratories demonstrate the synergy of economic and ecologic return in sustainable forest management.