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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.

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Treasured Landscapes

Southern California Youth Discover Careers in their National Forest

For the last seven years, the National Forest Foundation has partnered with the Conservation Corps of Long Beach (CCLB) to employ local Black and Latino youth as Junior Field Rangers. The Junior Field Rangers program work across three Southern California National Forests, the Angeles, San Bernardino, and Cleveland, to provide Southern California youth of color from low-income backgrounds with employment to foster the next generation of forest stewards.

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Mt. Columbia: The Final Year of a Historic Project

Mt. Columbia has experienced increasingly heavy foot traffic in the past decade. Prior to the new trail construction, hikers used a social trail that ascended straight up a loose scree field. The lack of a sustainable trail caused heavy erosion and damage to the fragile alpine ecosystem and the unstable trail conditions made for dangerous hiking.

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Fourteener Stewardship Moves Forward in 2020

After months of planning and preparation, Find Your Fourteener campaign partners are preparing for the biggest season yet in terms of dollars invested and work completed. Although the COVID-19 pandemic has caused plans to shift, evolve and adapt, many fourteener-related projects are moving forward as planned.

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Big Chief: Truckee’s New Favorite Mountain Biking Trail

The Truckee Trails Foundation’s (TTF) newest Big Chief Trail, funded by the National Forest Foundation’s Treasured Landscapes, Unforgettable Experiences Program, was a partnership with the U.S. Forest Service – Truckee Ranger District that grew out of a mutual desire to build a legal, non-motorized trail connection between Truckee and the Tahoe Rim Trail to the south.

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