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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.



Wild South Stewarding Southeastern Wilderness

by Mark Kolinski

With help from a National Forest Foundation Matching Awards Program grant, Wild South is partnering with the Forest Service to provide stewardship in five of these wilderness areas, totaling 58,902 acres. Read more…

Conservation, Treasured Landscapes  

The War Against Invasive Weeds in Northern Idaho

by Britta Mireley

With support from the National Forest Foundation, FSPW is sending volunteers out to monitor invasive weed populations in nine trails in the Lightning Creek Treasured Landscapes site. Read more…


New Mexico Youth Conservation Corps Receive Orientation for Season Ahead

by Owen Ludwig

The Forest Stewards Guild manages six Youth Conservation Corps crews that enable 46 youth from northern and central New Mexico to gain experience in natural resource management. Each crew is based out of a Forest Service Ranger District. The crews received orientation and training in Hyde Memorial State Park, where the crews camped for two nights while preparing for their summer. Read more…

Conservation, Treasured Landscapes  

Giant Reed, Greater Need to Fight Off Invasive

by Viet Tran

​Since late 2015, the LA Conservation Corps has been fighting against environmental degradation in the Big Tujunga Canyon Watershed. The hands-on and in-the-field conservation work has also educated and engaged disconnected urban youth as environmental stewards with the help of the NFF's Treasured Landscapes, Unforgettable Experiences campaign. ​ Read more…


With NFF Support the 44 Trails Association Builds New Single Track

by Dave Waag

Last fall the NFF awarded funds from the Ski Conservation Fund to the 44 Trails Association for work on the Mt. Hood National Forest. The 44 Trails Association is a Hood River, Oregon based trails stewardship crew focused on the maintenance, growth and stewardship of the multi-use singletrack trails on the Mt. Hood National Forest accessible from the FS44 road in Oregon’s Wasco and Hood River Counties. Read more…