La Cruz Habitat Protection Project, Inc

Rating: 4.9 stars   21 reviews

Issues: Food, Environment

Location: 5405 Jessica Lane Austin TX 78727 USA

Mission: Dedicated to forest restoration and promoting sustainable forest management in Central Mexico to benefit the people and other creatures, specially the Monarch butterflies who depend on the forests, as well as to assure a healthy planet for future generations.
Target demographics: Low income peoples who live off the land.
Geographic areas served: States of Michoacan, Mexico, and parts of the state of Mexico, Mexico. Now we have a new project to create tree nurseries in Haiti.
2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I would like to comment on and commend the work of the La Cruz Habitat Protection Project. Over the years this group has provided free of charge forest trees native to the high Mexican mountains to farmers interested in reforestation and sustainable forest management. They have advised local farmers in the planting, and care of the seedlings succeeding in this effort to the extent that their seedling success rate is the highest in the entire area. They have convinced many and continue to convince that growing trees for profit is a an economic activity more suited to those high mountain ecosystems than is the growing of most agricultural crops. The result has been a bonus to both the locals who live on the land and to the monarch butterflies with whom they share the forests.

William Calvert, PhD
Monarch Butterfly Researcher

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I have seen the results of the La Cruz Habitat Protection Project near the small village of El Rosario, Michoacan. The farmers who embraced this project concerted to economically viable activities and at the same time helped to change the habitat back to one that conserved wildlife and protected the Monarch butterfly. These farmers also serve as a model and incentive to others in the area to change to more ecologically friendly farming practices.

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Rating: 4 stars  

I know the leaders of LCHPP and have admired their dedication and accomplishments for several years. They are sensitive to the local social situations and extremely competent in producing, delivering, and managing the planting of the tree seedlings. Their supervision of planting and followup is crucial to success, and the organization is absolute tops in my experience.

Lincoln Brower.
Professor of Biology
Sweet Briar College and University of Florida, Emeritus.

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I have been scientific advisor for several years and have helped in their film production of an extremely good short video describing their efforts.

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