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When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it is tied to everything else in the universe.

John Muir (1838-1914) U. S. naturalist, explorer.

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"those with the foresight to preserve and treasure even a small part of this heritage (our natural areas) will be remembered far longer than those who destroy the rest"
E. O. Wilson, Biologist and Educator
A comprehensive site for environmental news and activism.

What is Heartwood? An association of groups, individuals, and businesses dedicated to the health and well being of the native forest of the Central Hardwood region, and its interdependent plant, animal, and human communities.  HEARTWOOD

Defenders of Wildlife

Our Mission: Defenders of Wildlife is dedicated to the protection of all native wild animals and plants in their natural communities. We focus our programs on what scientists consider two of the most serious environmental threats to the planet: the accelerating rate of extinction of species and the associated loss of biological diversity, and habitat alteration and destruction. Long known for our leadership on endangered species issues, Defenders of Wildlife also advocates new approaches to wildlife conservation that will help keep species from becoming endangered. Our programs encourage protection of entire ecosystems and interconnected habitats while protecting predators that serve as indicator species for ecosystem health.

Wilderness Watch is a national, citizens' organization dedicated solely to the protection of our nation's Wildernesses and Wild Rivers. Since 1989, Wilderness Watch has been at the forefront of the battle to secure the long-term preservation of our country's most incomparable places: those public lands that are included in the National Wilderness Preservation System and the Wild and Scenic Rivers System.