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ABOUT
MFPP

We are passionate climate risk experts who are empowering communities to adopt adaptation and resilience solutions through strategy, training, and advisory services. 

MISSION & HISTORY.

Founded in 2010, the Model Forest Policy Program is dedicated to empowering Native and rural communities to reduce their risks and adapt to a changing climate. From the tiny Native village of Unalakleet in Alaska to Idaho’s Madison County, we have worked alongside communities around the country, helping to undertake resilience projects that are sustainable and durable and benefit both people and the environment.

WHAT WE DO.

  • Promote climate resilience and ecosystem health in ways that advance the rights and needs of Indigenous and rural communities.

  • Develop multi-stakeholder resilience action plans and build the capacity of local groups through training.

  • Amplify marginalized voices and build strong and long-lasting partnerships

WHAT WE DELIVER.

Stronger and more resilient communities, which:

  • Enhances the health and vitality of the communities and regions,

  • Strengthens the ecosystems on which they and others depend, and

 

  • Strengthens community members’ ability to participate in the decisions that will directly impact them.

PARTNERS.

We have a proven track record of collaborative partnerships with nonprofit organizations, academic institutions, and state, federal, and Tribal agencies.

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