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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  

Growing Green Gold in Appalachia

by Karam Sheban

Over the past year, Rural Action, in collaboration with the National Forest Foundation, organized volunteer-driven restoration plantings and monitoring efforts for ginseng on the Wayne National Forest in southeastern Ohio. The Read more…

National Forests  

Amidst the Giants: Sequoias in Winter

by Vance Russell

NFF Director of California Program, Vance Russell, reflects on giant sequoias and introduces a new way scientists are trying to save another big tree - redwoods. Read more…

NFF, Treasured Landscapes  

Looking back at 2015 – Bison make their way to Midewin

by Emily Olsen

As 2016 starts afresh and we look forward to the New Year, it’s also fun to reminisce about memories from the last twelve months. Among the milestones, one is especially memorable. 2015 was the year that the NFF, U.S. Forest Service, and many partners worked together to bring a small herd of bison to Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie outside of Chicago, Illinois. Read more…

Recreation, Treasured Landscapes  

Car Window Mountains

by Amy J. Wong

This past fall, the NFF sponsored a blog contest to celebrate local community connections the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument outside of Los Angeles. Read the winning entry here. Read more…


NFF Grant Supports Extensive Work in Boundary Waters

by Shannon Boehm

Thanks to the continued partnership between the Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness, the National Forest Foundation, and REI, 2015 marks the most successful season of the Friends’ Superior Wilderness Volunteer Connection (SWVC) program. Read more…

National Forests, Recreation  

14 Most "Instagram-able" National Forests

by Hannah Ettema

Each National Forest is full of Instagram-worthy locations. We picked a few of our favorites that always shine thanks to their incredible setting and the adventures that await. Read more…

National Forests  

The Firs: the Best Christmas Trees

by Marlee Ostheimer

Ninety percent of American families pull out their wallets and buy their Christmas tree from a lot or a “cut your own” Christmas tree farm. But if you are craving a woodsier Christmas tradition, consider channeling your inner Paul Bunyan and pull out your saw instead. Getting your tree from a National Forest can be a fulfilling and adventurous family outing, but it does require a few extra considerations. Read more…