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  Link   American Farmland Trust
Nonprofit founded in 1980 by farmers & conservationists dedicated to protecting strategic agricultural resources by working with farmers & ranchers, political leaders & community activists to permanently protect America's best farm & ranch land.
  Link   American Forests
A world leader in planting trees for environmental restoration, a pioneer in the science & practice of urban forestry & a primary communicator of the benefits of trees & forests.
  Link   American Humanist Association
Educates the public about Humanism, brings Humanists together for mutual support & action, defends the civil liberties & constitutional freedoms & leads both local & national Humanist organizations toward progressive societal change.
  Link   American Lands Alliance
Mission is to protect & restore America's forest ecosystems by providing national leadership, coordination & capacity building for the forest conservation movement. Strategies focus on forest policy, organizing, advocacy & education.
  Link   American Rivers
Founded in 1973, with more than 65,000+ members, the only national organization standing up for healthy rivers. Through advocacy, innovative solutions & a network of strategic partners, we protect & promote our rivers as valuable assets.
  Link   Americans United for Separation of Church & State
A religious liberty watchdog group that educates Americans about the importance of church-state separation in safeguarding religious freedom. There are about 70 AU chapters throughout the United States, including one for Kern County.
  Link   Association of Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics
A group of Forest Service employees, both current & former, working to change the Forest Service's basic land-management policy.
  Link   Bread for the World
A collective Christian voice urging our nationís decision makers to end hunger at home & abroad. By changing policies, programs & conditions that allow hunger & poverty to persist, we provide help & opportunity far beyond our own communities.
  Link   The Campaign for America's Wilderness
Focused on achieving lasting protection for threatened wild lands, proactively working to preserve some of our last, best wild places for those who will come after us. Provides local wilderness advocates with expertise & implementation resources.
  Link   Civilian Conservation Corps Legacy
Non-profit organization dedicated to research, preservation, & education to promote a better understanding of the Civilian Conservation Corps and its continuing contribution to the American life & culture.
  Link   Coalition for Rural America
The coalition inspires the public, the media & subject matter experts to take action & participate in discussions on existing & emerging rural issues affecting all aspects of rural life from family farms to small towns.
  Link   Coalition of National Parks Service Retirees
More than 655 additional former NPS employees, many of whom were senior managers of the agency, to monitor & respond to the decisions & actions of the political leadership of the Department of the Interior & the National Park Service.
  Link   The Conservation Fund
Non-advocacy, non-membership approach to conservation, blending environmental & economic goals & objectives helping to safeguard wildlife habitat, working farms & forests, green space & historic sites totaling nearly 6 million acres nationwide.
  Link   Conserving California
A public education program aimed at informing & enlightening Californians about the many benefits of their essential public investments in Californiaís land, water & parks.
  Link   Cooperative Conservation America (CCA)
CCA is a public forum for collecting and sharing the cooperative conservation stories, lessons, models, and achievements of all Americans.
  Link   The Council for Secular Humanism
Cultivates rational inquiry, ethical values & human development through the advancement of secular humanism. To carry out its mission the Council for Secular Humanism sponsors publications, programs & organizes meetings & other group activities.
  Link   Defenders of Wildlife
Dedicated to protection of native wild animals & plants in their natural communities; focusing on 2 serious environmental threats: the accelerating rate of extinction of species & the loss of biological diversity, habitat alteration & destruction
  Link   Earth Island Institute
Protecting rainforests, marine mammals, sea turtles & indigenous lands. Promoting organic & sustainable agriculture, ecological paper alternatives. Pursuing community-based habitat restoration & reduction of marine pollution.
  Link   Earthjustice
Non-profit public interest law firm dedicated to protecting the magnificent places, natural resources, & wildlife of this earth & to defending the right of all people to a healthy environment.
  Link   Earthwatch Institute
World-wide non-profit organization bringing science to life for people concerned about the Earth's future. Founded in 1971, Earthwatch supports scientific field research by offering volunteers the opportunity to join research teams around the world.
  Link   Earthworks
Non-profit organization dedicated to protecting communities & the environment from the destructive impacts of mineral development, in the U.S. & worldwide.
  Link   Ecological Building Network
A non-profit headquartered in San Rafael, CA; an international association of builders, engineers, architects, academics & developers committed to promoting intelligent building methods & materials for a sustainable future.
  Link   Ecological Restoration Institute
To help land management agencies & communities by providing comprehensive focused studies, monitoring & evaluation research & technical support for the meaningful application of scientific knowledge that makes a difference for western forests.
  Link   Ecosystem Sciences Foundation
Mission is to promote sustainable solutions to environmental issues. Advocates the wise application of science & design to protect the environment & restore damaged ecosystems.
  Link   Equestrian Land Conservation Resource
Clearing house of information future of all equestrian sport, recreation, & industry; educating horse people & encouraging partnerships with conservationists to work for land access & protection in their communities.
  Link   The Forest Foundation
Strives to foster public understanding of the role forests play in the environmental & economic health of the state and the necessity of managing a portion of California's private & public forests to provide wood products for a growing population.
  Link   Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
Created to change the dialogue about & the practice of sustainable forestry. FSC sets forth principles, criteria & standards that span economic, social & environmental concerns guiding forest management toward sustainable outcomes.
  Link   Friends of the Earth
The U.S. voice of an influential, international network of grassroots groups in 70 countries. Friends of the Earth has for decades been at the forefront of high-profile efforts to create a more healthy, just world.
  Link   Future Farmers of America (FFA)
FFA is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth & career success through agricultural education.
  Link   General Federation of Women's Clubs
One of the world's largest and oldest nonpartisan, nondenominational, women's volunteer service organizations, was founded in 1890 and chartered by the 56th United States Congress in 1901.
  Link   Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative (GLCI)
Established in 1991; coalitions of individuals & organizations at the local, state, regional & national levels; providing technical assistance to private grazing lands & increasing the awareness of the importance of grazing land resources.
  Link   Great Old Broads for Wilderness
A grassroots organization founded in 1989 dedicated to wilderness growth & protection. Today it's membership includes men & younger women (Broads-in-training), though the majority continues to be older women committed to protecting wilderness areas.
  Link   Holistic Moms Network
The purpose is to generate national awareness, education & support for holistic parenting & to provide a nurturing, open-minded & respectful community for parents to share these ideals.
  Link   Indigenous Environmental Network
A network of Indigenous Peoples empowering Indigenous Nations & communities towards sustainable livelihoods, demanding environmental justice & maintaining the Sacred Fire of our traditions.
  Link   Institute for Ecological Health
Promotes the conservation of agricultural lands & the agricultural economy, wildlife habitat, biodiversity & ecosystem functions, Smart Growth, an end to urban-suburban sprawl.
  Link   The Interfaith Alliance
Nonpartisan advocacy organization committed to promoting the positive & healing role of religion in public life by encouraging civic participation, facilitating community activism & challenging religious political extremism.
  Link   International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP)
To further environmental & cultural conservation through awe-inspiring photography as a powerful force for the environment, especially when paired with the collaboration of committed scientists, politicians, religious leaders & policy makers.
  Link   Izaak Walton League of America
Formed in 1922 to save outdoor America for future generations. The League's founders, who were avid anglers, chose to name the organization after Izaak Walton, the 17th century author of "The Compleat Angler," one of the most famous books on fishing.
  Link   The John Muir Project
Non-profit organization dedicated to end all timber sales on Federal public lands nationwide & redirect the timber subsidies into worker retraining, ecological restoration & reduction of the national debt.
  Link   Kickstarter
A funding platform for artists, designers, filmmakers, musicians, journalists, inventors, explorers.
  Link   Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics
An international nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and inspiring responsible outdoor recreation through education, research and partnerships. Leave No Trace builds awareness, appreciation and respect for our wildlands.
  Link   Moms Rising Organization
Working to bring together millions of people who share a common concern about the need to build a more family-friendly America. Bringing important motherhood & family issues to the forefront of the country's awareness. We are working to create both c
  Link   National Center for Appropriate Technology
Develops appropriate & sustainable technologies, helping improve the lives of low-income families since 1976 with a diverse & experienced staff covering the fields of sustainable agriculture, sustainable energy, and sustainable communities.
  Link   National Conservation System Foundation
Created to ensure the Bureau of Land Management is able to provide long-term protection for the lands & waters. Our mission is to protect, restore & expand the Conservation System through education, advocacy, & partnerships.
  Link   National Public Lands Grazing Campaign
A strategy to end abusive livestock grazing on public lands, seeking to educate on the ecological, economic & fiscal impacts of grazing; to enforce environmental law to end abusive livestock grazing & to hold grazing permittees accountable.
  Link   Natural Resources Defense Council
One of the nationís most effective environmental action groups, combining the grassroots power of 1.2 million members & online activists with the courtroom clout & expertise of more than 350 lawyers, scientists & other professionals.
  Link   National Wilderness Preservation System Map
Original map prepared by the National Atlas of the USA (August 2004 www.nationalatlas.gov/wallmaps.html#wildp). Additional data for subsequently designated wilderness areas has been added by the Wilderness.net staff.
  Link   National Wildlife Refuge Association
Dedicated to protecting, enhancing & expanding the National Wildlife Refuge System, lands & waters set aside by the American people to protect our country's diverse wildlife heritage.
  Link   The Nature Conservancy
A leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.
  Link   Pacific Crest Trail Association
To protect, preserve & promote the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail as an internationally significant resource for the enjoyment of hikers & equestrians & & for the value that wild & scenic lands provide to all people.
  Link   Pacific Rivers Council (PRC)
Influential river conservation organization with a Mission to protect & restore rivers, their watersheds & native aquatic species. Since 1987, PRC has promoted a whole watershed approach to aquatic conservation based on sound science.
  Link   PALEOTECHNICS: Arts & Technologies of Early Peoples
Website highlights: a listing of primitive living skills events around the country, free downloads of articles & photos, a catalog of books, videos, DVD's & tools information on programs offered for schools & private groups.
  Link   Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA)
An organization whose members compete in rodeos around the United States. The PRCA sanctions rodeo venues & events through the PRCA Circuit System.
  Link   The Planning & Conservation League (PCL)
A statewide alliance of individuals & conservation organizations. For more than 30 years, PCL has fought to develop a body of environmental laws in California that is the best in the United States.
  Link   Public Access Home Page
RS 2477 rights-of-way were originally granted by the Federal government to local governments & are held in trust by them for the public to provide virtually all the public access to & across many public & private lands in the West & Alaska.
  Link   Public Lands Grazing Activist
Dedicated to reforming the Federal government's approach to livestock grazing on public lands administered by the Forest Service & the Bureau of Land Management.
  Link   Public Lands Information Center
Information about recreation & land use on all public land, regardless of managing agency. Maintained by the non-profit Public Lands Interpretive Association working in partnership with BLM, Forest Service & US Fish & Wildlife Service.
  Link   Public Rangeland Almanac
An assemblage of natural resource & environmental links, tools, news & views for improving the ecological conditions of public rangeland ecosystems.
  Link   Range Watch
Citizen Watchdogs of Our Industry Grazed Public Lands The mission of Range Watch is to reduce the economic and ecological cost to the American public from commercial grazing on our public lands.
  Link   Red Lodge Clearinghouse
Mission is to support, nurture and connect collaborative natural resource groups.
  Link   Sequoia Wild Heritage Project
Mission is to add existing roadless areas of the Sequoia National Park, National Forest & National Monument to the National Wilderness Preservation System.
  Link   The Sierra Club
America's oldest, largest & most influential environmental organization. Founded in 1892 by naturalist John Muir, artist William Keith, attorney Warren Olney, Professor Joseph LeConte, Sr. & Stanford Univ. President David Starr Jordan (among others).
  Link   Society for Ecological Restoration
To promote ecological restoration as a means of sustaining the diversity of life on Earth & reestablishing an ecologically healthy relationship between nature & culture.
  Link   Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership
Coalition of leading hunting, fishing & conservation organizations, labor unions & individual grassroots partners working to preserve the traditions of hunting & fishing by expanding access & increasing funding for conservation & management.
  Link   Tread Lightly!
A national nonprofit organization seeking to balance outdoor recreation & environmental management needs as well as to proactively protect recreation access & opportunities in the outdoors through education & stewardship initiatives.
  Link   Trust for Public Land
Nonprofit, land conservation organization that conserves land for people to enjoy as parks, community gardens, historic sites, rural lands & other natural places, ensuring livable communities for generations to come.
  Link   Weed Free Feed
A public service site with information & education regarding the prevention of noxious weeds on public lands. Available to all open space users, emphasis is on assisting horse owners who are public land trail riders, horse campers & packers.
  Link   Western Slope No-Fee Coalition
A broad-based organization consisting of diverse interests including hiking, biking, boating, equestrian and motorized enthusiasts, community groups, elected officials, conservatives & liberals, Republicans & Democrats, & just plain citizens.
  Link   Western Watersheds Project
Non-profit conservation group founded in 1993 with 1500+ members working to influence & improve public lands management in 8 western states with a primary focus on the negative impacts of livestock grazing on public lands.
  Link   WildEarth Guardians
As of January 28, 2008 Forest Guardians, Sinapu, and the Sagebrush Sea Campaign have joined forces to become WildEarth Guardians. With offices in Boulder, Denver, Phoenix and Santa Fe, WildEarth Guardians protects and restores wildlife, wild places,
  Link   Wild Farm Alliance (WFA)
Established by wildland proponents & ecological farming advocates to promote community-based, ecologically managed farms & ranches integrated into landscapes, accommodating a full range of native species & ecological processes.
  Link   Wilderness.net
Connecting the natural resource workforce, scientists, educators & the public to information about wilderness, stewardship & educational resources, scientific information, agency policies, relevant legislation, communication tools.
  Link   Wilderness Land Trust
MISSION: To acquire private lands in current & proposed wilderness areas from willing sellers & to transfer them to public ownership, so that all generations of Americans will enjoy an enduring resource of wilderness.
  Link   Wilderness Watch
Founded in 1989, it is the only national organization whose sole focus is the preservation & proper stewardship of lands & rivers already included in the National Wilderness Preservation System (NWPS) & National Wild & Scenic Rivers System (NWSRS).
  Link   WildPlaces
Ecological restoration & education; strengthening habitat, expanding buffers, restoring wildlife corridors, ensuring survival & health of native plant & animal species & the preservation & restoration of wild places throughout California & beyond.
  Link   Womenís Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA)
Since 1948, WPRA works to chip away the barriers that separate men & women in the sport of rodeo. Specifically, their goals were to gain equality in the rodeo arena while simultaneously proving that women are a force to be recognized & appreciated.
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