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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.


NFF, Conservation  

NFF Supports Youth Crew in Minnesota for ATV Trail

by Eric Antonson

This past June, a crew of teens from the Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa completed work along the Big Aspen ATV Trail in the Superior National Forest. The trail, located in northern Minnesota, traverses 20 miles of rolling trails through a large pine and hardwood forest. Several scenic vistas make the Big Aspen ATV Trail an especially popular destination. Read more…

National Forests, Conservation  

Eight Important Facts You Should Know About Post-Fire Restoration

by Dayle Wallien

Wildfire is a necessary and important part of a natural landscape, but it is undeniable that some wildfires have harsh and negative impacts on communities, water resources, outdoor recreation resources, and fish and wildlife habitat. In these cases, post-fire restoration can be crucial to prevent further damage and to spur recovery. Check out eight facts you should know about post-fire restoration. Read more…


Volunteers and Partners Key to success in Gorge Trail Projects

by Ryan Ojerio

Thanks to generous support from the National Forest Foundation’s Forest Stewardship Fund and Skamania Lodge, the Washington Trails Association (WTA) is nearly finished with a year of trail work events where volunteers have restored, improved and even built new trails at popular destinations in the Gorge. Read more…

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Increasing Engagement in Forest Plans

by Karen DiBari

As part of our mission, the National Forest Foundation (NFF) offers neutral facilitation services for collaborative efforts that benefit National Forest System lands. Over the past year, we have been asked to conduct collaborative assessments and design stakeholder processes in order to expand engagement in forest planning. Read more…

NFF, Conservation  

NFF Supports Beaver Management in Eastern Washington

by Joe Cannon

The Lands Council in Spokane Washington has been fortunate to work for two years under NFF funding in the Matching Awards Program. Our focus has been beaver habitat restoration at the Colville National Forest region in Washington State. Read more…


Fixing a Critical Creek in Oregon’s Mt. Hood National Forest

by Haley Walker

The Still Creek Watershed Restoration Project seeks to accelerate the recovery of naturally functioning conditions within the stream channels and streamside vegetation of Oregon’s Still Creek. The Project hopes to restore production and improve long and short-term survival of juvenile and adult coho salmon, spring Chinook salmon, winter steelhead trout, cutthroat trout and lamprey. Read more…

Conservation, Treasured Landscapes  

NFF Partner Developed Key Map to Fight Invasives

by Jason Casanova

With funding generously provided through the National Forest Foundation’s Treasured Landscapes conservation campaign, the Council for Watershed Health is helping to initiate the planning stages for eradicating Arundo donax, a highly invasive non-native plant, in the Upper Tujunga Wash Watershed. Read more…