Deforestation in Haiti is driven by a variety of factors — demand for wood-based fuels, high population density, lack of resources in rural areas, and weak enforcement of natural resource regulations. For communities in Northern Haiti, economic and environmental vulnerabilities have escalated deforestation and reduced forest cover in the region’s watersheds. USAID’s Reforestation Project is working with target communities to develop and implement watershed management plans to increase forest and perennial tree cover, while also raising incomes and bolstering food security. The project takes a holistic, community-based approach to designing and carrying out the watershed management plans for various ecosystems in the region. Such efforts will cultivate trained and empowered local communities and authorities that can continue implementing their watershed management plans.