The Dogwood Alliance  is working to protect Southern forests by building broad-based diverse support to end unsustainable forestry practices. Through a combination of persistent grassroots pressure and skillful negotiation, Dogwood Alliance’s campaigns create win-win, market-driven solutions for real and lasting protection for Southern forests.  Dogwood Alliance plays a lead coordination role as a co-chair of the Carbon Canopy with Staples.



The Pacific Forest Trust (PFT) is the nation's leading non-profit organization dedicated to protecting America's private working forests for their many public benefits, including climate stabilization. Through its Working Forests, Winning Climate initiative, PFT is advising state governments and federal leaders about the inclusion of forest conservation and sustainable management in climate policies, markets and best-practices. Within the Carbon Canopy PFT will play a leadership role in coordinating and managing the initial pilot project.



The World Resources Institute (WRI) is a global environmental think tank that goes beyond research to put ideas into action. WRI works with governments, companies, and civil society to build solutions to urgent environmental challenges. WRI’s transformative ideas protect the earth and promote development because sustainability is essential to meeting human needs and fulfilling human aspirations in the future.  Within the Carbon Canopy, WRI  is provdiing analytical support to the project.

ra_logo_625_highres.jpgRainforest Alliance is a global nonprofit organization working to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior.  From large multinational corporations to small, community-based cooperatives, the Rainforest Alliance involves businesses and consumers worldwide in its efforts to bring responsibly produced goods and services to a global marketplace where the demand for sustainability is growing steadily. The Rainforest Alliance is an accredited and approved verifier by several carbon forestry standards’ programs. Rainforest Alliance will provide third party evaluation and review of the project as it develops respective of the criteria of credible carbon standards.    



The Green Press Initiative (GPI) since 2001,  has been working to advance changes within the publishing industry that result in reduced climate impacts, the preservation of endangered forests and biodiversity, and protections for affected communities. The organization incubates pioneering new success models for industry engagement and innovation and the resulting environmental improvements have been significant. In addition to markets work, GPI is now advocating for increased paper recycling infrastructure and science-based policies related to greenhouse gas accounting for forest products. GPI is leveraging it's collaborative, multi-stakeholder, and solutions-focused approach to assist in the development of the Carbon Canopy project.   It is playing a lead role in engaging and recruiting additional corporate support for the Carbon Canopy.



The Forest Stewardship Council is an international organization that brings people together to find solutions, which promote responsible stewardship of the world’s forests.  Through consultative processes, it sets international standards for responsible forest management along economic, environmental, and social criteria.  It accredits independent third party organizations that can certify forest managers and forest product producers to FSC standards.   Its product label allows consumers worldwide to recognize products that support the growth of responsible forest management worldwide. (Note: FSC ID Code FSC-US-0145.  © 1996 Forest Stewardship Council A.C.)



Founded in 1975, The Keystone Center is a non-profit consensus building and educational organization that strives to help parties address problems of importance and provides science education through hands-on inquiry of the natural world  It seeks to be an effective bridge between scientists, industry, regulators and the public and help parties interpret and apply information and manage uncertainty in collaborative problem solving.  The Keystone Center provides facilitation services to the Carbon Canopy.



Environmental Defense is a leading national nonprofit organization representing more than 500,000 members. Since 1967, we have linked science, economics and law to create innovative, equitable and cost-effective solutions to society's most urgent environmental problems.  Environmental Defense is an advisor to the Carbon Canopy.


558055_501893616523801_1411169432_a.jpgFounded by non-industrial private woodland owners in 1983, National Woodlands Owners Association works to promote non-industrial forestry and the best interests of woodland owners. Membership includes landowners in all 50 states and Canada and also includes affiliations with 36 state and 287 county woodland owner associations throughout the United States.