I first became involved with Heartwood in 1999 and from the first minute I felt welcome and informed and empowered.
I have been involved with Heartwood since 1994 and from the moment I arrived at my first Forest Council, Heartwood became my family and
National Forest Protection. State Forest Monitoring. Sustainable Communities promotion. Network support for upstart grassroots groups with lots of heart and little budget. A finger in virtually every import environmental fight from Missouri to Virginia, from Mississippi to the Great Lakes. No other organization does what Heartwood does. As a network of activists and grassroots organizations, Heartwood brings folks together twice yearly in some of the most beautiful areas in the entire central hardwoods and eastern regions to organize, stratigize, inform and enjoy. An amazing group of passionate, treehuggin',
Heartwood is a link between small groups of people or individuals who would otherwise feel isolated in their work to protect the forests in their community. Heartwood helps these individuals/groups get the tool and information that they need to pursue their specific goals. They use the resources they have very efficiently.
Dedicated, persistent, and resourceful. People helping people protect the places they love. Heartwood is a model for groups in other parts of the country because of the way the groups and individuals help each other, rather than competing