Earlier this month, eight high school students from Tucson, Arizona decided not to vacation or take it easy on their fall break. Instead, they participated in the second iteration of the Earth Conservation Internship on the Coronado National Forest. The week was a culmination of a truly collaborative effort between many organizations including the National Forest Foundation, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, U.S. Forest Service, Arizona Conservation Corps, Youth Career Connect and Pima County One Stop.
Read about high school students' experience on the Coronado National Forest in their own words.Read more
On the Sitka Ranger District, Allan Point is one of the most popular cabins, averaging 190 paid nights per year. Its deck offers a beautiful vista of Nakwasina Sound and the surrounding mountains. It has hosted many late summer dinners and early morning cups of coffee.Read more
Wallowa Resources' Wallowa Canyonlands Partnership is in the thick of the field season. Our field season means being in the thick of noxious weeds. We're currently using funds from the National Forest Foundation Matching Awards Program to manage some of the most pernicious weeds in our region, including rush skeletonweed, whitetop, meadow hawkweed, and common bugloss.Read more
Mountain Studies Institute’s long-term commitment to restore a rare, iconic fen wetland on the San Juan National Forest
Mountain Studies Institute (MSI), a nonprofit, community-driven research and education organization in Southwest Colorado, partnered with the National Forest Foundation and the San Juan National Forest (SJNF) to restore Chattanooga Fen, a rare, iron-rich type of wetland, just north of Silverton, Colorado. MSI received funding through NFF’s Matching Award Program to engage youth and volunteers to help bring this decade-long project to a close.Read more
The Gifford Pinchot Task Force works closely with the U.S. Forest Service to iron out the restoration trips of the GPS. Forest managers directly use the citizen science data collected by volunteers to improve and prioritize conservation of this ecosystem.Read more
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