About Us

We represent people who have found common ground on forest-related solutions to climate change.

Founded in 2007, we are united by four core beliefs.


Climate change is real, and forests must be part of our nation's response.

Keeping forests as forests is the foundation to all forest-climate solutions. More than 30 million acres of U.S. forests are projected to be lost to development.

Forests can do even more to slow climate change if we provide the right science and financial incentives to help private forest owners and public land managers plant and re-plant forests, and manage with an eye to carbon.

Protecting forests from climate change is equally as important as trapping more carbon in forests. Many forest resources could be lost to the stresses of climate change, and cutting edge-science has showed that U.S. forests will lose their capacity to store carbon, and release lots of carbon already stored, if we don't help forests adapt.

— FCWG Steering Committee —

FCWG Executive Director

Bill Whitacre

American Forests

Jad Daley

National Alliance of Forest Owners

Kate Gatto

Environmental Defense Fund

Eric Holst

American Forest Foundation

James McKitrick

Society of American Foresters

Danielle Watson

FCWG Member Organizations

Our membership reflects the wide diversity of stakeholders who, directly or indirectly, help to conserve, protect and provide food, fiber and fuel from America’s forests every day.
  • Adelante Consulting, Inc.
  • American Bird Conservancy
  • American Carbon Registry
  • American Forest & Paper Association
  • American Forest Foundation
  • American Forests
  • American Wood Council
  • Arbor Day Foundation
  • Aster Global
  • Binational Softwood Lumber Council
  • Biomass Power Association
  • Blue Forest
  • Blue Source LLC
  • Boise Cascade
  • California Forestry Association
  • Carbon 180
  • Chinook Forest Partners
  • Coalitions & Collaboratives, Inc.
  • Composite Panel Association
  • Deschutes Land Trust
  • Dogwood Springs Forestry
  • EFM Investments & Advisory
  • Environmental Defense Fund
  • Finite Carbon
  • Forest Landowners Association
  • Forest Resources Association
  • Forest Stewards Guild
  • Forest Stewardship Council U.S.
  • Green Diamond Resource Company
  • Hardwood Federation
  • L&C Carbon
  • Land Trust Alliance
  • Manulife Investment Management
  • MI State University, Department of Forestry
  • Molpus Woodlands Group
  • National Alliance of Forest Owners
  • National Association of Conservation Districts
  • National Association of Forest Service Retirees
  • National Association of State Foresters
  • National Association of University Forest Resources Programs
  • National Woodland Owners Association
  • New England Forestry Foundation
  • Northern Forest Center
  • Open Space Institute
  • Pinchot Institute for Conservation
  • Pingree Associates
  • Port Blakely Timber
  • PotlatchDeltic
  • Rayonier
  • REI Co-op
  • RenewWest
  • Resources for the Future
  • Resource Management Service, LLC
  • Rural Voices for Conservation Coalition
  • Salt River Project
  • SilviaTerra
  • Society of American Foresters
  • Sonen Capital
  • Southeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association
  • Spatial Informatics Group -- Natural Assets Lab
  • Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention Network
  • Sustainable Forestry Initiative
  • Terraformation
  • The Climate Trust
  • The Conservation Fund
  • The Forestland Group
  • The Lyme Timber Company
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • The Trust for Public Land
  • The Westervelt Company
  • Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership
  • University of Kentucky, Department of Forestry
  • Western Landowners Alliance
  • Weyerhaeuser
  • Winrock
  • WoodWorks -- Wood Products Council
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