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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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

With our own green efforts keeping me responding to the hundreds of emails receive daily, I apologize for the delay in responding to this extremely worthwhile cause. In spite of our schedule with promotion of envirotablets.com, every effort is made to attend and invite others to presentations by Maralene Manos Jones. Personally, I am never short of amazed at the depth and breadth of her knowledge and the work that is being done by your organization. Please accept my prayers for continued success and growth in your efforts to keep our planet safe for all.

With my Warmest Regards,
Michael R. Wehr

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Yes

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Continue on the path

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

How did you learn about this organization?

Personal contact of Maralene Manos Jones

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

In 2005 I went to Mexico for the first time. Hiking in the Forests for Monarchs with Jose Luis, of LCHPP, gave me a tangible sense of how responsible we are for the life cycle and survival of the monarch butterfly.
It was alarming to see the remains of felled old growth trees, shelter and sustenance for the monarch, strewn about, in these beautiful mountains.
The rewards of so many young trees being planted by the local population, with an understanding that their futures are significant deserves support.
I hope to be able to return to the forests and help plant trees some time.

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knowing trees are being planted with success every year keeps butterflies alive !

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support as is. Is an excellent organization.

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Rating: 5 stars  

This charity does a number of wonderful things. It helps replant forests in Mexico where monarch butterflies spend the winter in order to help keep these beautiful creatures alive and flourishing. It also teaches sustainable forestry to the local people. They are able to develop the forests while still having wood for buidling and cooking and trade. So, it supports the people, the environment, and all creatures who rely on the forests to live.

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I've learned a lot about the monarch butterflies, the people of Mexico and their living conditions, and the importance of forests as an ecosystem.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Expand it to cover more areas of the world.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

I had the opportunity to visit La Cruz Habitat in 2007 for 4 days. I am an elementary teacher from the United States and had been given a grant to follow the Monarch butterfly from Indiana to Mexican mountain. Our tour guide, Maraleen Manos-Jones made arrangements for us to stay at the "habitat". We were shown the operation they have developed for reforestation in the mountains around the Monarch sanctuaries. Reforestation mostly consisted of replanting areas where the local populace had used the lumber for sustanance both cooking and making wooden items. We learned about their green approach to raising the seedlings, using compost for planting instead of taking soil from surrounding areas, fertilizing the seedlings with earthworm tailings, making their own equipment for watering and caring for the seedlings, engaging the local population in reforestation, asking school children to participate in owning the process by planting seedlings, and finally to educating farmers to give up part of their lands to plant the pine seedlings. The experience was life changing for me, and the more populace on this earth that hear about their efforts, the better our planet will be.

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Mexico, as I have been there and observed them in operation. I have seen the areas that they have reforested, and have seen how they raise the seedlings. They try to plant up to 2 million trees per year to reforest the areas that have been depleted by the indigenous people.

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I cannot think of anything that needs to be changed.

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