The Rainforest Action Network (RAN)
RAN works to protect tropical rainforests and the human rights of the people living nearby.

Forest Conservation Portal
Find out what's happening to rainforests and other forests around the world. There is information about forest types, forest regions, forest ecology and access to thousands of articles in the Forest Conservation Archives. These are also short news reports about deforestation and politics worldwide.

State of the World's Forests
Produced by the Food and Agriculture Organization, this status report is published every two years and is designed to update policy makers, academicians, natural resource managers, and the forest industry.

The Wilderness Society
This advocacy organization fights to protect and preserve public lands. The site provides information on legislation, wilderness area descriptions, wild land networks, access to research, a library of publications, and links to other sites.

Consortium for International Earth Science Information Network
This page within the CIESIN web site includes sources of information on tropical deforestation.

National Park Service
Contains information on our parks, park management, and other facts for students and educators.

United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
The FAO's forestry section contains information, programs, and documents on forestry, deforestation, and sustainable forestry.

Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC)
Go to the "NEFSC pages" to see a long list of pages hosted by this federal agency that deals with management of marine fisheries.
There is also a long list of interesting questions about fish at

United States Forest Service
Located within the Department of Agriculture, the USFS sponsors this huge site that provides access to information about the origins, mission, organization, and functions of this large federal agency. One can also find a photo gallery, access to agency publications, job opportunities, recreation related information, and current projects and policies. There is also a large section on fire science and management with seasonal outlooks and statistical summaries of fires in recent years.

Forest Stewardship Council
Founded in 1993, this international non-profit organization supports sustainable forestry practices and policies for managing the world's forests. The FSC generates appropriate guidelines for sustainable forest management and accredits potential certifiers. This site provides access to a discussion of the certification process and lists of certified companies and their products.