To meet the pressing need for forestland conservation, we need to increase the pace and scale of our work. Launched in 2009, our Working Forest Fund is a tool to do just that. It buys us time. It is a dedicated source of conservation bridge capital that allows us to quickly acquire threatened forests with high conservation value. While we own, restore and sustainably manage these lands as working forests, we work with our conservation partners over a number of years to raise the funds to permanently protect them.