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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  

Women Forged by Fire: Sara Knapp

by Dayle Wallien

This post is part of a series that is a companion to the feature article in Your National Forests Summer/Fall 2017. Get to know the women featured in the article a bit more through this series. Read more…

National Forests  

Women Forged by Fire: Molly Day

by Dayle Wallien

This post is part of a series that is a companion to the feature article in Your National Forests Summer/Fall 2017. Get to know the women featured in the article a bit more through this series. Read more…

National Forests  

Gifford Pinchot, “The ABC of Conservation”

by Char Miller

NFF friend and author, Char Miller, recently released a new book, Gifford Pinchot: Selected Writings (2017). Here he offers a sample of one of the essays featured in this newly released collection. Read more…

National Forests, Recreation  

Those Who Know Snow: Snow Ranger Pro Tips in the Backcountry

by Kate Jerman

Max Forgensi has worked in the snow as an avalanche forecaster, avalanche educator and Snow Ranger for the Forest Service since 2003. We asked Max to share a few “Pro Tips” on how to enjoy a safe and fun winter in the backcountry on the White River National Forest. Read more…

National Forests  

Five Reasons to Visit the Scotchman Peaks

by Emily Olsen

Located northeast of Spokane, Washington and 30 scenic miles from Sandpoint, Idaho, the Scotchman Peaks straddle the Idaho-Montana border over Lake Pend Oreille. Learn more about a few reasons you should visit these majestic mountains! Read more…

National Forests  

Five Reasons Wildlife Appreciate National Forests

by Hannah Ettema

Did you know our National Forests are home to more than 3,000 species of wildlife? Not only do our National Forests provide fresh water, clean air, and places to play, they are critical for the thousands of wild animals that live in the United States. Last year we featured a few reasons why we are thankful for National Forests. This year we imagined a few things animals might say if they were asked the same question. Read more…