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Welcome to the National Forest Foundation blog. Explore the various articles to learn more about our forests and places to play.


National Forests, Conservation  

Five Questions with Photographer Aaron Colussi: Working in the Wildfire

by Hannah Ettema

Earlier this year, 5280: The Denver Magazine, featured a photo essay by Aaron Colussi. During the wildfire season of 2014, Colussi followed the Roosevelt Interagency Hotshot Crew From California to Arizona and more, the Crew endured grueling conditions to protect the landscape from devastating wildfires. Read more…


Outward Bound California Stewards Wilderness with NFF Support

by Brittany Russell

This past July, an Outward Bound California (OBCA) crew of teens took part in a service project around shimmering Rae Lake. This project, located in Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Forest, was the first in a series of service days that crews would be participating in thanks to the National Forest Foundation—which funded stipends for two Wilderness Ranger Interns and projects around reducing human impact in the wilderness. Read more…

NFF, Conservation  

NFF Ski Conservation Fund Supports Youth Corps In Colorado

by Laraine Martin

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps’ Trail Crew 6 is deep in the backcountry of the White River National Forest, completing a wide variety of trail maintenance projects thanks to a grant from the National Forest Foundation’s Ski Conservation Fund. Read more…


NFF Matching Awards Program Supports Invasive Weeds Surveying in Oregon

by Lindsey Wood Jones

Wallowa Resources' Wallowa Canyonlands Partnership is in the thick of the field season. Our field season means being in the thick of noxious weeds. We're currently using funds from the National Forest Foundation Matching Awards Program to manage some of the most pernicious weeds in our region, including rush skeletonweed, whitetop, meadow hawkweed, and common bugloss. Read more…


10 Great Places to Ride a Mountain Bike on National Forests

by Leslie Kehmeier

Looking for a great place to ride a mountain bike on National Forests? From Alaska to Georgia and Wisconsin to Arizona there are a multitude of experiences in a variety of landscapes. And there’s something for everyone from beautiful to challenging to playful. Read more…

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NFF and Lake Quinault Lodge bring NYC to the Olympic National Forest

by Dayle Wallien

Thanks to donations from Lake Quinault Lodge visitors to the National Forest Foundation’s Forest Stewardship Fund, twelve youth were able to receive training and conduct 829 hours of critical restoration work on the Olympic National Forest through the Northwest Youth Corps. Read more…