November News from WildFF

  Together we protect and restore wild forests   October/November 2016 The power of people working together in place-based conservation is an unstoppable force. WildFF builds capacity by working directly with local communities to protect and restore forests for generations to come. Check out our recent videos from the field below! Project Updates Future Leaders: Growing For its 4th Year Preparations are underway for our fourth year of programming! Watch our new…

Your Gift Changes the World!

Thanks to you, this year more than 11,000 acres were protected, over 300,000 native trees were grown and grassroots leaders around the globe were empowered. Thank YOU! Recently, I planted dogwoods and redbuds with Veterans, a local business (ArborZen) and college students here in North Carolina – and in the spring, we will plant over 500 hardwood seedlings to reforest lands. Digging through rock and soil and planting trees together…

Native Seeds Team Returns to Uganda

WildFF’s Native Seeds team has landed in Uganda for our second phase of restoration and capacity building with our partners, the Wise Women, Mon Ma Ryek of Gulu. Right after landing on the ground in early October, our team had face-to-face meetings with agency and partner organizations in Kampala before rerouting to the Gulu community. This was a warm reunion that began with dancing, music and reconnecting with loved ones…

Future Leaders Summit 4: Growing the Network

This is the 1st post in our Future Leaders Summit 4 series. We are currently preparing for our 4th Summit (an exciting time here at WildFF!), which will take place on January 7-13, 2017 at the Las Piedras Amazon Center. This year’s rainforest retreat is set in a gorgeous concession secured by WildFF and our partner ARCAmazon. It is the perfect setting for our summit, as participants can witness first-hand…

Creating Forests for the Future

Women monitoring progress in the nursery

As October rolls around and we begin to witness the subtle changes of the seasons in the US, so too are we in the Native Seeds Project preparing for changes and growth here in Uganda. If you were following the COP21 meetings in Paris last November, you might recall the acronym AFR100. It may only comprise 6 characters on paper, but its potential weight in the world of ecological restoration in Africa is tremendous. AFR100, the…

Future Leaders: In Their Own Words

We are proud to show you this new video about the Future Leaders program in Madre de Dios. It includes interviews and voices of many past participants who speak directly to the value of this program. Special thanks to our video editor and Future Leader since 2014 Pavel Martiarena Huamán!  

Mimic Forests of the Past to Create Forests of the Future

As September rolls around and we begin to witness the subtle changes of the seasons in the US, so too are we in the Native Seeds Project preparing for changes and growth here in Uganda. If you were following the COP21 meetings in Paris last November, you might recall the acronym AFR100. It may only comprise 6 characters on paper, but its potential weight in the world of ecological restoration…

ARCAmazon: Reforestation Updates

Thanks to our incredible supporters at WildFF, we have been able to sustain a long term partnership with Peruvian-based, nonprofit ARCAmazon. ARCAmazon works to find solutions that promote the conservation of biodiversity and the sustainable development of the Las Piedras Watershed, which is located in the heart of Peru’s Amazon rainforest. This important watershed serves as a physical borderline between unsustainable resource extraction and one of the world’s last remaining intact rainforests. In 2015, with the…

Jam in the Trees Supports WildFF

Thanks to the thousands of supporters and incredible lineup of artists, Jam in the Trees was a fantastic weekend experience in Asheville, NC that brought together so many music and nature fans in support of community and forest conservation. We have to thank our incredible Wild Forests and Fauna volunteers  for their efforts all weekend, including Cristyn, Kurt, Jeff, Greg, Kat, Lydia, Chris and Warren. Jam in the Trees was made possible by…

Protecting Big Trees: Three Paths Cross

Nestled in the mountains of Appalachia, three nonprofit organizations are following different paths toward the same goal of forest protection, with a particular focus on restoring and conserving native forests. These groups embody innovation and action, traits wholly praised and championed by WildFF. Tackling the many threats facing our forests and big trees in the United States requires that organizations take a diverse set of approaches, maintaining unique cultures and voices…