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Who We Are?
The National Forest Foundation is the leading organization inspiring personal and meaningful connections to our National Forests, the centerpiece of America’s public lands. Working on behalf of the American public, the NFF leads forest conservation efforts and promotes responsible recreation. We believe these lands, and all they provide, are an American treasure and are vital to the health of our communities. The challenges facing our National Forests and Grassl…
Who We Are?
The National Forest Foundation is the leading organization inspiring personal and meaningful connections to our National Forests, the centerpiece of America’s public lands. Working on behalf of the American public, the NFF leads forest conservation efforts and promotes responsible recreation. We believe these lands, and all they provide, are an American treasure and are vital to the health of our communities. The challenges facing our National Forests and Grasslands are immense and complicated. But we believe that the power of communities and collaboration can, and will, prove capable of meeting these challenges. Our work these past decades has proven this true time and again.
We hope you’ll join us in fulfilling our mission to care for these treasured landscapes. We look forward to a future where all Americans know and care about our National Forests and Grasslands.
National Forest Foundation Mission
The National Forest Foundation, chartered by Congress, engages Americans in community-based and national programs that promote the health and public enjoyment of the 193-million-acre National Forest System and administers private gifts of funds and land for the benefit of the National Forests.
National Forest Foundation Core Values
Our National Forests and Grasslands are at the core of America's natural riches, and yet, today these treasures are threatened by unprecedented challenges. Working with the U.S. Forest Service and partners, our goal is to leverage our best thinking, conservation capacity, and community action to measurably improve the health of our National Forests and Grasslands.
Unite. Restore. Engage. Sustain. Add Value
Expanding urban development and periodic droughts have increased the need for water conservation and groundwater recharge. Climate change has further elevated current drought conditions in California bringing record high temperatures (2014) and our lowest annual rainfall on record (2013). California’s … Learn More
Following the destruction of the Station Fire of 2009, the National Forest Foundation partnered with the Forest Service and engaged the local community to restore the Angeles National Forest. In late August 2009, an arson-caused fire ignited in the Angeles … Learn More
With 20 percent of California designated as National Forests, the state features a diverse range of forests but also faces numerous challenges. Treasured Landscapes In the Sierra Nevada near Lake Tahoe, we are working closely with Forest Service and local … Learn More
In 2013, the NFF embarked upon a collaborative effort to improve the wetland and stream ecology of the valley, and to honor the rich military history of the Eagle River at Camp Hale. Tucked into a high elevation watershed along … Learn More
Summary In partnership with the Salt River Project, Town of Payson, Bureau of Reclamation, and the Coconino National Forest, the NFF is working to accelerate activities that will reduce wildfire risk in the National Forests surrounding the City of Payson’s … Learn More
While fires are a natural part of many forested ecosystems, when they impact places like the Columbia River Gorge, our thoughts turn to how we can help the ecosystems, trails and wildlife habitat that we cherish recover. That is why … Learn More
Eastern Regional Program Supporting National Forests up and down the Eastern Seaboard and throughout the Midwest, our Eastern Regional Program connects Americans to their National Forests and supports the forests for future generations. INVESTING IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS ON THE … Learn More
Summary Working with local partners and Native American tribes, we are creating better fish and wildlife habitat, enhancing recreational experiences and increasing the number and diversity of the stewards of the National Forest into the future. The beautiful Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie … Learn More
This project is managing vegetation in the San Gabriel Mountains to enhance natural hydrologic function, restore or protect habitat and biodiversity, and reduce fire fuel on the landscape. Learn More
Without intervention, the health of our forests and watersheds will continue to decline, and high-severity wildfires and increased degradation of our water ways will only get worse. The Northern Arizona Forest Fund (NAFF) was established in partnership between the Salt … Learn More
Restoring Tahoe Headwater Working closely with local communities, we are supporting health forest, sustainable recreation and clean water in the Sierra Nevada near Lake Tahoe. The NFF’s largest Treasured Landscapes site, the Tahoe Headwaters, covers 614,000 acres in the Sierra … Learn More
The objective of this project is to restore Rito Peña Negras with installation of (Beaver Dam Analog) BDAs. The BDAs are expected to decrease stream velocity, reduce channelization and sedimentation and improve coldwater habitat by reconnecting the stream with its … Learn More
This project will remove small recreational dams on the Big Tujunga Creek in the Los Angeles River Watershed. Removal of these dams will help restore the natural hydrology and ecosystem health of the creek Learn More
San Gabriel Mountains Community Collaborative As the nonprofit partner of the U.S. Forest Service, the NFF has a unique role that enables us to work closely with the Angeles National Forest to bring people together to promote the health and … Learn More
Summary People flock to Southern Arizona to visit the stunning Sonoran desert and unique sky island mountain landscapes, to seek out rare birds and wildlife, and to experience its distinctive outdoor lifestyle. Yet, these special places face impacts from fire-prone … Learn More
This project removes invasive tamarisk plants to enhance natural hydrologic function. Learn More
The Big Jack East project is located in Placer County, California and south of the Town of Truckee. Big Jack East is a collaborative project between the United States Forest Service and the National Forest Foundation that has been designed … Learn More
The Yuba Project The Yuba Project is a 14,545 acre project in Sierra County that encompasses National Forest system lands. The Yuba project is a collaborative project between the National Forest Foundation, the Tahoe National Forest, the Yuba Water Agency, … Learn More
Summary The NFF is working to expand the benefits of forest restoration treatments in Northern Arizona to Tribal communities in need of fuelwood for heating, cooking, and traditional uses through the Wood for Life Tribal Fuelwood Initiative. Working with the … Learn More