The Bolsa Floresta Program started in 2007 as a public policy program for the state of Amazonas focused on the reduction of deforestation. It has four components: income generation, social well-being, community empowerment, and cash transfer supported by programs in education, early childhood development, and others. It is a reward system for ecosystem stewardship. An interview with Sabastiäo, the President of an Association of 19 communities in the middle of the Amazon and a fisherman who discusses the value of creating a Reserve. The Bolsa Floresta achieves community-level decision making and income generation that includes women as well. An interview with Dona Raimunda, a teacher, and Izolena, the President of a community.