USDA Forest Service
Established in 1905, the Forest Service is an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Forest Service manages public lands in national forests and grasslands. Gifford Pinchot, the first Chief of the Forest Service, summed up the mission of the Forest Service "to provide the greatest amount of good for the greatest amount of people in the long run." National forests and grasslands encompass 193 million acres of land, which is an area equivalent to the size of Texas.
Chugach National Forest -- http://www.fs.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsinternet/ . . . /Home/
The Chugach National Forest is the farthest north and west of all the national forests. It is the size of the state of New Hampshire, yet only has 90 miles of Forest Service roads. Prince William Sound is the farthest north that cutthroat trout and yellow cedar are found. All five North American species of Pacific salmon are found on the Chugach: king, red, silver, chum, and pink.
The Copper River carries one-third the sediment carried by the Mississippi River, but its drainage basin is only one-fortieth as large. Precipitation ranges from 20 inches per year on the Kenai Peninsula to over 300 inches per year on Montague Island in Prince William Sound. In a distance of just 10 miles, the forest rises from sea level to 13,100 feet at Mount Marcus Baker.
Tongass National Forest -- http://www.fs.fed.us/r10/tongass/
The Tongass National Forest, the nation's largest national forest, covers most of Southeast Alaska, surrounding the famous Inside Passage. It offers unique chances to view eagles, bears, spawning salmon, and the breath-taking vistas of "wild" Alaska. Tongass employees work to balance multiple uses of the forest resources. The Tongass has healthy fish and wildlife populations, clean water, trees to support local industry, recreation opportunities unique to Alaska, and plenty of unspoiled beauty and solitude.
International Programs -- http://www.fs.fed.us/international/
The USDA Forest Service is working in 59 countries around the globe and partners internationally on a wide range of natural resource management, policy and research issues. Many units of the Forest Service are engaged in this work which advances sustainable forest management both overseas and in the United States.
All branches of the USDA Forest Service, which include National Forests, Research Stations and the units that assist private landowners, have dynamic international exchanges, collaboration, and projects around the globe. Strong partnerships with land grant universities, environmental NGO's and the private sector make this work integrated and comprehensive.
Prince William Network
Prince William Network (PWNet) is a part of Prince William County (Virginia) Public Schools and provides quality, distance-learning opportunities to students, educators, and communities across Virginia and the nation. (PWNet) is a leading provider of live, electronic field trips for students and has won numerous national awards. Electronic field trips bring the excitement of learning to remote places with the ability to converse with experts.
Pacific Coast Joint Venture
Mission: Creating the ideal environment for bird habitat conservation
Vision: A Pacific Region United for Bird Habitat Conservation. By working together, we will ensure wild birds thrive in abundant and diverse habitats that we all help safeguard for future generations.
Bird Studies Canada
http://www.bsc-eoc.org and http://www.bsc-eoc.org/regional/bcwaterbirds.html
The mission of Bird Studies Canada is to advance the understanding, appreciation, and conservation of wild birds and their habitats, in Canada and elsewhere, through studies that engage the skills, enthusiasm, and support of its members, volunteers, and the interested public.
Bird Studies Canada is a not-for-profit organization built on the enthusiastic contributions of thousands of volunteer Citizen Scientists. Data from Bird Studies Canada's volunteer surveys and targeted research projects are used to identify significant population changes and help direct conservation planning.
Ducks Unlimited Canada: http://www.ducks.ca/
Ducks Unlimited de México (DUMAC): http://www.dumac.org/dumac/habitat/esp/index.htm
Ducks Unlimited conserves, restores, and manages wetlands and associated habitats for North America's waterfowl. These habitats also benefit other wildlife and people. DU got its start in 1937 during the Dust Bowl when North America’s drought-plagued waterfowl populations had plunged to unprecedented lows. Determined not to sit idly by as the continent’s waterfowl dwindled beyond recovery, a small group of sportsmen joined together to form an organization that became known as Ducks Unlimited. Its mission: habitat conservation.
Panama Audubon Society / Sociedad Audubon de Panamá
Panama Audubon Society has been promoting birds in Panama for over 35 years. During the last ten years we have worked more directly on conservation and education about birds and their habitats, using the Important Bird Area program as an umbrella. Our major areas of interest are the wetlands of the Upper Bay of Panama and the primary forests of El Chorogo, Chiriqui.
Audubon Panama works locally with public schools and rural communities and have a seat on the Patronato of the Metropolitan Nature Park and Amigos del Águila Harpía. We also work internationally; PAS is the Panama Partner of BirdLife International and Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network (WHSRN). In addition we are members of IUCN and the Waterbird Conservation Council.
Pacific WildLife Foundation
The Pacific WildLife Foundation is a non-profit coastal and marine research and education society that inspires an appreciation for objective scientific research and conservation of the ocean. We conduct original research, develop novel education programs, and inspire an appreciation for conservation of the ocean.
Other partners and sponsors:
Autoridad Nacional del Ambiente (Panamá)
Autoridad de los Recursos Acuáticos de Panamá
Ministerio de Educación
American Embassy in Panama / Embajada de los Estados Unidos en Panamá
National Audubon Society
Programa de Pequeñas Donaciones GEF/PNUD