La Reserva Forest Foundation

La Reserva Forest Foundation is a Costa Rican non-profit, tax exempt foundation working to restore and preserve native tropical forests, dedicated to creating "tree bridges" linking isolated forest islands using volunteers and the local school communities, and fighting global warming through various carbon neutral projects.
Preserving El Farallon Natl. Monument, Costa Rica
 
$3,971
$431
Raised
Remaining
Preserving this 48 ha. tropical, dry forest will save it from being sold for development and maintain the forest habitat that the resident wildlife depend on in this privately owned natl. monument. project reportread updates from the field
Rio Sol Bio Corridor, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica
 
$6,026
$2,809
Raised
Remaining
In January 2012 we finished planting the last trees in a 10 - 15m. wide biological corridor along the Rio Sol. This native forest restores the flora and fauna the Maleku tribe depend upon for a full life. We are now maintaining the baby trees which is vital for their survival. Due to their fast growth and the maintenance up until now we only have 3 months of maintenance left on this project. project reportread updates from the field
Educational Reforestation in War Torn Liberia
 
$1,180
$25,862
Raised
Remaining
The U of Liberia's Forestry Dept. teaches forestry. The Univ. Farm was established for that purpose and had both native & exotic trees. During the civil war displaced people cut down the trees of the farm for charcoal and fuel, reducing the forest to its present state. This project restores the Farm ecosystem by reforesting 75% native and 25% exotic trees. Involving local communities thru awareness creation & casual employment will encourage their cooperation in future protection of the forest. project reportread updates from the field
Angel's Fruit Forest for the Maleku, Costa Rica
 
$305
$9,063
Raised
Remaining
The project increases the 35,000 trees "Rio Sol Bio Corridor", planted 2011, by 3.4 hectares or 3,500 trees making a grand total of 44,000 trees (44 hectares) of restored forest @ the Maleku Indigenous reserve along the Rio Sol. Angel will focus on planting as many varieties of native fruit trees as possible, like Cacao, Pataste, Breadfruit, Mangos, etc. He has 1000 Cacao trees ready for planting now and will add another 2500 trees of more that 100 different species to his existing nursery. project reportread updates from the field
Engaging Minds: Planting Trees, Inspiring Youth
 
$1,075
$973
Raised
Remaining
This project will reforest one hectare of land with a local elementary school, Jardin de los Ninos. Students will learn about tropical forests, climate change, and the importance of reforestation. They will be involved in all stages of the project, including collecting the seedlings, establishing a nursery at their school, and tending the trees until planting day. Ultimately, the students will help plant their trees, monitoring and maintaining their new forest over the next several years. project reportread updates from the field
Increasing Tenorio Volcano Forest, Costa Rica
 
$1,210
$1,674
Raised
Remaining
This native, tropical forest restoration project increases the Tenorio Protected Zone by 1½ hectares (3.7 acres). It also provides a living corridor connecting primary forest with a remnant forest. project reportread updates from the field
Project Hometree, La Tejona, Costa Rica
 
$2,924
$7,131
Raised
Remaining
This project will allow us to reforest the last 8 hectares - which are currently still pasture - of La Reserva which sits atop the continental divide. project reportread updates from the field
Preserving Rainforest and Education in Costa Rica
 
$1,409
$6,029
Raised
Remaining
Preserving this 93 ha. primary, tropical rain forest, that the wildlife depend upon in this vital corridor provides income for Omar’s granddaughter to finish school. Without it she can’t finish. project reportread updates from the field
It's For The Monkeys and 60 School Children
 
$901
$4,107
Raised
Remaining
The project increases the recently planted 'For The Monkeys' biological corridor by 1.5 hectares (1600 trees) making a grand total of 8600 trees or 8.5 hectares of restored forest. The local students will also be participating in the project by collecting the baby trees, caring for them in the nursery, helping with the planting and watching them grow right across the street from their school. project reportread updates from the field
Restoring Forests in Guatuso, Alajuela, Costa Rica
 
$1,898
$35,784
Raised
Remaining
The project will increase native forest by 14.5 hectares (37 acres) or 15,000 trees on old pasturelands, increasing habitat for wildlife and raising local awareness by providing employment for local workers, nursery opportunities and hands on education. Working with 6 different landowners the project will return the forest that flora and fauna have been waiting to return to since the land was deforested between 1960 and 1990. More than 110 native species and 1000+ trees/hectare will be planted. project reportread updates from the field