The Mitsui & Co. Environment Fund

Introduction to Grant Projects

Miyagi Prefecture Forest Instructors Association

Raising conservation awareness to protect Miyagi Prefecture's abundant forests and natural environment

Activity grant

Project Description

Creating and distributing the Miyagi Nature Experience Facilities Guide in order to encourage conservation, co-existence, and awareness-raising initiatives to protect Miyagi Prefecture's abundant forests and natural environment. The number of citizens and schools participating in nature experiences in the prefecture is growing, creating an increasing demand for information on prefectural facilities where you can enjoy being close to nature. This project will create an easy-to-use guidebook on nature experience facilities for schools and citizens based on the data collected from nature experiences and facilities operated by the association, and distribute these at public faciltiies and prefectural elementary schools.

Preservation of surface soil and forestsPreservation of biodiversity and ecosystem
Grant year
FY2007 Activity Grants
Grant term
3 years
July 2007 - June 2010
Grant amount
11,100,000 yen
Activity region
Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
A nature observation and experience activity for parents and children in Miyagi Prefecture

Overview of the Organization

Akira Kusaka, Chairman
Akira Kusaka, Chairman
Establishment purpose
Established with the aim of promoting and raising awareness of forests and forestry to the general public in Miyagi Prefecture, and contributing to the formation of environmentally-friendly and healthy lifestyles in the spirit of public service.
Main area of activity
Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
10 full-time staff members, 11 part-time staff members, 260 full members
Annual operating budget
6.00 million yen in 2005, 39.36 million yen in 2006, 47.07 million yen in 2007
WEB site
Recent activities
  • (1) Promotion and awareness-raising activities regarding forests and forestry
  • (2) Forest maintenance, including planting and siviculture
  • (3) Cultivating individuals with an interest in forests and forestry to take over and support activities
  • (4) Supporting forest creation by companies
  • (5) Forest management activities (for prefectural forests and designated managers)
  • (6) Holding events for parents and children, and the general public, such as nature tours, adventure experiences, and craft activities
  • (7) Supporting and managing planting and nature observation events for schools and regional organizations