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At Trees, Water & People, our mission is to improve lives by helping communities to protect, conserve, and manage their natural resources.

A rapidly changing climate puts stress on our shared environment and our economies. For many of the communities we work with, adapting to climate change is critical to improving livelihoods.

We design conservation projects throughout Latin America and on U.S. Tribal Lands with one question in mind: How can we improve the environment while creating economic opportunity for local people?

Environmental Conservation

We believe that natural resources are best protected when local people play an active role in their care and management.

Job Skills & Economic Security

Conservation can, and should, improve the livelihoods of local people. We use an enterprise approach to natural resource management to create jobs and protect the environment for future generations.

Healthy Families & Communities

Protecting the environment also improves human health. We are dedicated to implementing projects that create healthy families and communities.

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We have planted over 600,000 trees for our beloved friend and colleague Lucas Wolf.

Learn more about our efforts to Plant 1,000,000 Trees for Lucas


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Partner with Us

All of our partners are vital to building our programs, and we are grateful to each one for their contributions.

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Our Blog

Learn the latest at the official blog of Trees, Water & People

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See the Financials

We are dedicated to transparency and accountability and strive to be responsible with every gift that we receive.

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Get Involved

Our volunteers and interns help make a difference in the communities we serve.

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