My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Forests for Monarchs, La Cruz Habitat Protection Project, Austin , TX, USA
In addition to providing monarch butterfly habitat, the trees planted also protect critical watersheds and help convert marginal cropland into forests. The new forests, when pruned and thinned, also provide wood for cooking and heating, and an important source of income for the economically-depressed local communities. This new source of wood helps relieve the threat of illegal logging in and around the Monarch Biosphere Reserve.
Forests for Monarchs is a project of La Cruz Habitat Protection Project, Inc., a 501c(3) non-profit organization incorporated in Texas in 2007. They have planted nearly 7 million trees in Michoacán, Mexico since 1997. To ensure the survival of the monarch butterfly species, we must maintain that level of tree planting. By keeping administrative costs low, Forests for Monarchs can plant two trees for every $1 donated. These trees not only help save the monarch butterfly but help the people of the area.