The Nature Conservancy and Nature Valley are teamed up to support our forests. Trees and forests provide many benefits to our planet. They give us clean air to breathe and filter clean water for us to drink. They also help curb climate change by trapping carbon from the atmosphere. TNC is planting trees across the globe through our Plant a Billion Trees program.
These forests benefit people and wildlife. They support our drinking water, provide natural resilience to catastrophic storms, and help sustain the regional economies.
Species-rich longleaf pine forests once stretched across the South, nearly unbroken, from Virginia to Florida to Texas. Today less than 5 percent of these forests remain.
Many species can be found in longleaf pine forests making it one of the most diverse of forests, second to only to tropical rainforests.
TNC is one of the largest private landowners of longleaf pine forests across the nine states and is working to help restore it back to health through tree planting and management.
These forests are world renowned for their biodiversity, recreational, scenic and economic values, and the clean fresh water they supply to the Great Lakes watersheds.