WHC Across Fence Lines Initiative

Connecting Corporate America to Communities through Public-Private Forestry

The initiative focuses on a best-in-class approach connecting corporate conservation, urban forestry groups, community members/leaders and employees to local, state and national canopy and forestry goals, addressing local resiliency challenges and providing workforce development opportunities and biodiversity uplift.

Read the Across Fence Lines National Committee Report

“With the support of U.S. Forest Service, we will be able to fill a significant resource gap to better connect the private sector to community forestry initiatives,” said Margaret O’Gorman, President, WHC. “This program also addresses the specific needs of high potential communities where impactful industries are historically located.”


Targeted Areas

Local case studies will be undertaken across distinct geographic regions. The regions each have unique histories, climate considerations and environmental justice concerns.


For more information about the WHC Across Fences Lines Initiative, please contact Alicia Thomas  |  athomas@wildlifehc.org    |    301.588.4239


The WHC Across Fences Lines Initiative is made possible through a grant from the USDA Forest Service as part of its 2020 Urban and Community Forestry Challenge Cost Share Grant Program