La Reserva Forest Foundation

Rating: 4.7 stars   47 reviews

Issues: Environment

Location: 2933 Benedict Ln % Thomas Miller Shelby Twp MI 48316 USA

Mission: La Reserva Forest Foundation restores and preserves native tropical forests for all living things by planting diverse tree species, educating people, partnering with land-owners and inspiring all to share our vision.
Geographic areas served: Tropical forest belt around the world
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EIN 26-3595528
(011) 506-8856-2
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

ECO-Action can not extend enough praise to this wonderful organization! We have rated them as EXCELLENT in all the following categories: Educational, Hands-On Effectiveness, Community Awareness, Local and Global Actual Benefit, Virtual Presence, Enthusiastic Leadership, and Sustained Commitment! These are the kind of people and organization that can take one's breath away - and, in this case, produce enough oxygen for several more! The variety of projects and areas of effectiveness are especially impressive when considered vis a vis so many bloated and one-dimensional non-profit organizations popular today - and La Reserva operates on a criminally low budget for the time, sustained effort, and effectiveness obtained. Others in the field would do well to visit and assist this organization with time or money, and leave with renewed hope and vigor. Their enthusiasm and dedication are contagious! We are proud to know them and aspire to La Reserva's accomplishments. For more information: Beth Hollenbeck, Executive Director, ECO-Action, USA,, 407-695-5050

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Rating: 5 stars  

We visited La Reserva last winter, being ourselves plant nursery owners. We were touched by Roberta and Daniel's authenticity and great respect of nature. These leaders understand the fragility of life and their responsability in contributing to a better world. Let's give them our support!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

visiting their nursery and observing the great work they did.

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

It is well as it is and I know it will keep growing to fulfill its purpose.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 4 stars  

La Reserva Forest Foundation is a special project non only committed with nature but also people and their local economy.

They are working hard to restore native tropical forests by planting trees, educating people, inspiring donors and partnering with private and public landowners, giving to many the opportunity to contribute to the positive change for our planet.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Research for a new model of local currency based on the carbon dioxide reserve of a community

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

Improve the visibility at national level

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Rating: 4 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I am the CEO, founder and owner of OLIVAfilms, a nature documentary production company from Costa Rica ( I've known the founders of LA RESERVA FOREST FOUNDATION since I am kid. But it wasn't until the recent years that I have been able to see their work, their enthusiasm, their "ant-like attitude" of always working hard no matter what. I TRULY believe these are the type of people and organizations we need, those that stay during the years...'cause you know what, just like the ant has no choice but to bring food to the colony, us humans have no choice but save the planet and save ourselves. - - Roy Prendas Álvarez

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I believe I have. When I drive around and see the "bridges" that connect one forest to another so that monkeys can "cross" streets without dying. When I see school kids planting trees, when I hear a farmer is using some of his farm for reforestation.

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

Enhance communication strategies.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The feeling and certainty that LRFF works well, organized, and that they are truthful.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

What a lot of people call "tree huggers".

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

It could change the future of the highlands (and therefore lowlands) of Guanacaste province of Costa Rica (2nd largest in the country).

Ways to make it better...

If I had more time.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Like everyone else, financial. We need to be able to offer farmers real economical options so that we can ask them to modify their ways.

One thing I'd also say is that...

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About every six months

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