February 15, 2023 |The Conservation Fund | Partnerships

Apple and the Fund Partner to Support Black Landowners in the U.S. South

This collaboration builds upon Apple and the Fund’s previous efforts launched in 2015 to ensure a sustainable fiber supply through forest conservation.

Working alongside our longtime partner McIntosh S.E.E.D., a unique community group with whom we helped establish the first Black-owned community forest in the country, the initiative will support land retention and improved climate practices that can be scaled throughout the region on privately held land.

Photo courtesy of Apple.

Through community-centric programming, workshops and trainings, the 1,148-acre McIntosh S.E.E.D. community forest is a place for landowners from oppressed and low-income communities to see and learn sustainable land management practices, while also helping equip and empower them to participate and lead conversations from which they have historically been excluded.

Learn more about McIntosh S.E.E.D.’s work and this collaboration via Apple’s video and feature story.

Image courtesy of Apple.

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