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Heartwood, Inc.

  • Gosport, IN
  • http://www.heartwood.org

Mission Statement

Heartwood is a cooperative network of grassroots groups, individuals and businesses dedicated to the health and well being of the heartland hardwood forests of the East, Midwest, and South, and to their interdependent plant, animal, and human communities. Heartwood protects forests and supports community activism through advocacy, education and citizen empowerment.

Main Programs

  1. Forest Watch
  2. Sustainable Communitie
  3. Network Support

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Service Areas

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Indiana

Heartwood's primary focus is on the hardwood forest region that extends from Appalachia to the Ozarks and from the Great Lakes to the Deep South.

ruling year

1992

Principal Officer

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Ernie Reed

Keywords

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Forest, Organizing, Community, Network, Sustainability, Spirit, Litigation, Capacity Building

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Also Known As

Heartwood

EIN

35-1846483

 Number

1547555230

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Forest Conservation (C36)

Community Coalitions (S21)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (R01)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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Heartwood's work is divided into
three programs:  1) Forestwatch, our
legal program; 2) Network Support, our coalition building; 3) Sustainable
Communities, our effort to educate ourselves and our members about living
lightly and more sustainably. To
implement our Forestwatch program, we use administrative challenges and litigation
to stop environmentally degrading projects on public lands. For Network
Support, we have two major events annually: the Heartwood Forest Council and
the Heartwood Reunion. The Heartwood
Forest Council, held every Memorial Day weekend, brings together citizen
activists and grassroots organizations to educate and energize and to
coordinate efforts and regional strategy to advance Heartwood's goals.
Heartwood has sponsored 18 Forest Councils, each in a different state across
our region. The Reunion is a similar gathering in Indiana in the fall.
Heartwood also publishes a high quality biannual newsletter (Heartbeat), has an active website, and sponsors
a number of email discussion lists. We also have sponsored studies, such as the
2001 Guide to Freshwater Fish Species of the Central Heartwood Region
and the 2008 Economic Study of the Wayne National Forest Plan. Our
Sustainable Communities program includes co-sponsoring an annual two-week
permaculture course, partnering with community development organizations in our
region, and sponsoring programs on sustainable activities at our major events
and in our newsletter. For example, at our 2008 Forest Council in Ohio, we had
workshops on residential and business solar electric installations, ginseng growing,
and paw paw cultivation.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Forest Watch

Heartwood's Forest Watch Program provides national leadership in challenging the privatization, commercialization, and exploitation of our nation's public lands, through education, administrative appeals, and litigation. We help people participate in the decision-making process for public lands through Forest Watch trainings, our Citizens Guide and other publications, our widely-distributed action alerts, and our easy-to-use web alerts. http://www.heartwood.org/alerts.phwe defend the public interest through the courts.

Category

Environment

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Program 2

Sustainable Communitie

Heartwood
member organizations and network participants are active in community
organizing, permaculture, and local self-reliance. Following the model
Heartwood successfully adopted to coordinate regional forest protection
efforts, Heartwood is developing tools to coordinate similar efforts across the
Heartwood region. Through our events, publications, and website, we highlight
models of alternative energy and transportation, local and regional food
networks, and community and sustainable forestry.

Category

Environment

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

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Program 3

Network Support

Heartwood
supports and empowers individual activists, grassroots organizations, and local
communities through trainings, support services, direct assistance, and
coordination of efforts, including the sharing of resources, tools, and
information. Heartwood's two annual events, the Memorial Day Forest Council and
the Fall Reunion, help disseminate vital information, establish long-term
working relationships, and develop shared strategies in a spirit of unity and cooperation.

Category

Environment

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Indiana

Heartwood's primary focus is on the hardwood forest region that extends from Appalachia to the Ozarks and from the Great Lakes to the Deep South.

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Heartwood, Inc.

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Principal Officer

Ernie Reed

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ernie Reed

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