National Forest Foundation

Matching Awards Program Past Awards

Explore the projects that received funding through the Matching Awards Program in recent years.

Note: the years listed below correspond to the NFF's fiscal year.

ROUND 2 2020 MAP GRANTS

Backcountry Hunters & Anglers
Wildlife Habitat and Trail Improvement Projects
To improve trail access in Idaho within the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, and to modify fencing in New Mexico to improve pronghorn movement across the Kiowa National Grasslands by raising or replacing the bottom barbed wire.
Salmon-Challis National Forest and Kiowa National Grassland | ID, NM
http://www.backcountryhunters.org

Conservation Northwest
Protecting Aquatic Resources and Engaging Communities in Washington’s National Forests
To protect aquatic resources on the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie and Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forests, we will restore an unauthorized riverside campsite and trails, close an unnecessary road, and fix riparian fencing, with the help of volunteers.
Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie and Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forests | WA
http://www.conservationnw.org

Conservation Resource Alliance
Rooting Youth to our National Forests
To engage youth from an economically disadvantaged community to assist in increasing forest diversity and promote recreational use through trail maintenance, tree plantings and removal of non-native plants within the Huron-Manistee National Forest.
Huron-Manistee National Forest | MI
http://www.https://www.rivercare.org

Friends of Blackwater
Botanical Restoration of the Blackwater Rail Trail
To manage invasive plants and actively plant areas to help in the restoration of ecological function and ecosystems services to a heavily impaired stream in a high visitor use area on the Blackwater Rail Trail in the Monongahela National Forest.
Monongahela National Forest | WV
http://www.saveblackwater.org

Gallatin River Task Force
Upper Deer Creek River Access Restoration Project
To create a more resilient and protected riparian and stream habitat with naturally vegetated banks, while also providing for safer river access, a high quality recreation experience, and community engagement in natural resource protection.
Custer-Gallatin National Forest | MT
http://www.gallatinrivertaskforce.org

Kenai Watershed Forum
Stream Watch Volunteer Program
To engage volunteers in an action oriented, results based program that promotes river stewardship on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. This dedicated, award-winning group completes river projects on the Russian and Kenai Rivers within the National Forest.
Chugach National Forest | AK
http://www.kenaiwatershed.org

Mid Klamath Watershed Council
Klamath Community Stewardship Project
To involve local community volunteers and employ youth in on-the-ground efforts to improve watershed heath and nurture native plant diversity through targeted removal of priority invasive plants, salmon habitat enhancement, and forest restoration.
Klamath and Six Rivers National Forests | CA
http://www.mkwc.org

Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group
Okanogan-Wenatchee Habitat Restoration 2020
To improve ecosystem function and resiliency, young workers will implement priority work to treat forest stands, improve habitat in streams, and repair fencing to protect sensitive habitat.
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest | WA
http://www.midcolumbiarfeg.com

Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust
Camp Brown Accessible Loop Trail, Picnic, and Day Use Access Improvements
To partner with the U.S. Forest Service and community volunteers to complete an accessible loop trail, river access, and picnic area improvements at Camp Brown, enhancing access to the Wild and Scenic Middle Fork Snoqualmie River.
Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest | WA
http://www.mtsgreenway.org

Northeast Tennessee Regional Foundation for Economic Development
Holston Mountain Recreation & Partnership Enhancement
To enhance outdoor recreation experiences on Holston Mountain by bringing a trail system that has multi-day opportunities for hikers, bikers and equestrians back to Forest Service standards and creating a framework for future partnerships.
Cherokee National Forest | TN

Pheasants Forever, Inc / Quail Forever
Coronado National Forest Grassland Restoration by Youth, Volunteers, and Restoration Practitioners
To control erosion and enhance wildlife habitat, youth, volunteers, and nonprofit staff will install erosion control structures and seed degraded drainages, along with thinning, these activities will improve the forest for years to come.
Coronado National Forest | AZ
http://www.quailforever.com

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps - New Mexico
Carson National Forest Fuel Reduction Project
To restore the natural fire regime and prevent catastrophic wildfire by engaging a crew of opportunity youth to remove overgrown fuel resources and collaborate with community-based organizations adjacent to the Carson National Forest.
Carson National Forest | NM
http://www.youthcorps.org

Rural Action
Building the Baileys: Youth Trail Building to Enhance Conservation in the Wayne National Forest
To build 1.75 miles of the Baileys Trail System Phase II, restore populations of at-risk native herbs, and utilize community volunteers and Appalachian Conservation Corps members in both the trail construction and forest health parts of the project.
Wayne National Forest | OH
http://www.ruralaction.org

San Juan Mountains Association
Chicken Creek Community Restoration and Education Project
To organize volunteers and education program participants to conduct restoration efforts on heavily-impacted user-developed trail networks in and around the Chicken Creek area of the Dolores Ranger District.
San Juan National Forest | CO
http://www.sjma.org

Sedona Red Rock Trail Fund
Bell Rock Area Trail Sustainability Initiative
To realign eroded outdated trails and eliminate social routes, creating sustainable forest access where demand is high to protect a unique sensitive ecosystem while documenting best management practices.
Coconino National Forest | AZ
http://www.redrocktrailfund.org

Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation
2020-2021 Frank Church Volunteer Wilderness Stewardship Project
To maintain recreation infrastructure and connectivity across the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness through youth and community volunteer engagement while expanding the capacity of the USFS and providing enjoyable wilderness experiences.
Salmon-Challis and Payette National Forests | ID
http://www.selwaybitterroot.org

Sheridan Community Land Trust
Red Grade Trails Project
To develop 2 miles of non-motorized trails as part of a larger program developing 15-22 trail miles, and to decommission several miles of user-built, unsustainable trails which will improve forest health.
Bighorn National Forest | WY
http://www.sheridanclt.org

Skagit River System Cooperative
Skiyou Island Floodplain Restoration Phase II
To improve ecosystem resiliency, the project will restore riparian and floodplain habitat by planting native species on 5 acres and controlling invasive species on 47 acres of U.S. Forest Service lands located along the Skagit River.
Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest | WA
http://www.skagitcoop.org

Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards
Wilderness Field Crew Project
To support the needs for trail improvements and natural conditions within wilderness areas in the Southern Appalachians, while creating meaningful experiential employment opportunities for a talented cohort of young public lands stewards.
Cherokee, Chattahoochee-Oconee, Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests | TN, SC, GA
http://www.wildernessstewards.org

Tuolumne River Preservation Trust
Rim Fire Tree Planting Project
To support continued volunteer restoration efforts in the Stanislaus National Forest in the wake of the devastating Rim Fire of 2013. Volunteers will help restore the forest through the planting of 10,000 native trees.
Stanislaus National Forest | CA
http://www.tuolumne.org

Verde Valley Cyclists Coalition
Blowout Wash Trail Project
To expedite soil and plant restoration and complete Phase 2 (9 miles) of the Blowout Wash Trail System, a 27 mile recreational multi-use, non-motorized trail project on the Prescott National Forest near Cottonwood and Clarkdale, Arizona.
Prescott National Forest | AZ
http://www.https://www.vvcc.us

Wildlands Restoration Volunteers
Partnership for Stewardship Project
To restore sensitive habitats by engaging volunteers to re-route and maintain trails, install an accessible boardwalk, exclude cattle from a riparian zone, and clear downed trees from wilderness trails in Colorado National Forests and Grasslands.
Pawnee National Grassland and Arapaho-Roosevelt, Pike-San Isabel, and San Juan National Forest | CO
http://www.wlrv.org

ROUND 1 2020 MAP GRANTS

Access Fund
Lover's Leap Restoration & Stabilization
To leverage the support of volunteers, community members and professional expertise in critical restoration, improvement, environmental protection and stabilization of Lovers Leap, a popular destination on the Eldorado National Forest in California.
Eldorado National Forest | CA
http://www.accessfund.org

Ascend Wilderness Experience
Youth Conservation Work Trip - Doe Lake Trail Restoration
To complete trail restoration after damage from the Coffee Fire burnout in 2014 on Doe Lake Trail in the Trinity Alps Wilderness and to provide opportunities for local youth to get work experience in wilderness stewardship projects.
Shasta-Trinity National Forest | CA

Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation
Invasive Weed Suppression in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex 2020
To continue invasive weed suppression with crews of volunteers at seven locations in and around the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex. Outcomes include habitat restoration work including mapping, pulling, and chemical treatment of weeds.
Helena-Lewis and Clark and Flathead National Forests | MT
http://www.bmwf.org

Cascade Forest Conservancy
Gifford Pinchot Stewards: On-the-Ground Restoration in the National Forest
To provide stewardship opportunities for community volunteers through diverse projects including post-fire seeding, riparian planting, fuel loads reduction, invasive plant mitigation, and the installation of nesting boxes.
Gifford Pinchot National Forest | WA
http://www.cascadeforest.org

Child & Family Services of Northwestern Michigan, Inc.
Michigan Forest Habitat Stewardship Project - YouthWork Conservation Corps
To restore and enhance openlands, young forests and recreation trails in the Huron-Manistee National Forest while providing valuable job and life skills to vulnerable YouthWork members as they form meaningful connections caring for public lands.
Huron-Manistee National Forest | MI
http://www.cfsnwmi.org

Colorado Mountain Bike Association
Buffalo Creek Recreation Area and Indian Creek Non-Motorized Trail Maintenance
To maintain and improve trails in the heavily utilized Buffalo Creek and Indian Creek Recreation Areas, by hiring a diverse crew of youth to correct erosion, promote recreation resource connectivity and improve forest health.
Pike-San Isabel National Forest | CO
http://www.comba.org

Continental Divide Trail Coalition
Continental Divide Trail-Wide Stewardship
To rehabilitate and build segments of the Continental Divide Trail and a high-volume alternate route that have experienced erosion, flooding, overgrowth, and/or disintegrating trail structures by engaging diverse volunteers and partners.
Arapaho and Roosevelt and Gila National Forests | CO, NM
http://www.continentaldividetrail.org

CorpsTHAT
CorpsTHAT Conservation Corps
To provide deaf youth opportunities around stewardship, job training, and outdoor opportunities. The conservation corps will connect them to conservation and outdoor career pathways that barred deaf people due to language barriers and discrimination.
George Washington & Jefferson National Forests | VA
http://www.corpsthat.org

Four Corners School of Outdoor Education
Engaging Youth Corps in Outdoor and Forest Health Experiences on the Manti-La Sal National Forest
To engage local youth in field work in the Manti-La Sal National Forest building trails and engaging in rangeland work. CCYC youth will develop meaningful connections with each other and the work that is vital to the health of our community.
Manti-La Sal National Forest | UT
http://www.fourcornersschool.org

Friends of Nevada Wilderness
Volunteer Support for Priority Projects on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
To improve forest health and provide outdoor experiences by engaging volunteers in projects to control invasive weeds, remove unnecessary fencing, and maintain trails, thus improving public lands and inspiring a lifelong commitment to our Forests.
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest | NV
http://www.nevadawilderness.org

Great Burn Conservation Alliance
Great Burn Conservation Alliance Forest Stewards Program
To improve recreational experiences and forest health in the northern Bitterroot Mountains through trail maintenance, campsite naturalization, weed management, wildlife conflict mitigation, all carried out by youth, hired crews, and volunteers.
Lolo and Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests | ID, MT
http://www.greatburnstudygroup.org

Idaho Trails Association
2020 Idaho Trails Program
To plan, coordinate, and provide all tools and supplies for eleven week-long volunteer trail work projects on designated non-motorized trails in Idaho's National Forests.
Idaho Panhandle, Nez Perce-Clearwater, Payette, Boise, Sawtooth, Salmon-Challis, Bitterroot and Wallowa-Whitman National Forests | ID
http://www.idahotrailsassociation.org

Lomakatsi Restoration Project
Lomakatsi Ashland Watershed Youth Training and Employment Program
To engage a diverse, multicultural youth crew from underserved communities to implement on-the ground ecological restoration projects in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest as part of the Ashland Forest Resiliency Stewardship Project.
Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest | OR
http://www.lomakatsi.org

Los Padres Forest Association
Cold Spring-Mono Jungle Trail Reroute
To continue trail construction of the Cold Spring-Mono Jungle Reroute with an ultimate goal of getting users out of the riparian area. The new route would safely mitigate the damage and destruction occurring within the Santa Ynez drainage.
Los Padres National Forest | CA
https://lpforest.org

Lower Clark Fork Watershed Group
Reducing Road Impacts to Endangered Species at Fishtrap Creek
To protect and enhance priority fish and wildlife habitat, we will use contractors and volunteers to realign 600 feet of near-stream road, construct in-stream woody debris structures, and store 6.1 miles of headwaters roads in Fishtrap Creek.
Lolo National Forest | MT

Mount Shasta Trail Association
Gateway Trail Community Engagement Project
To improve the quality, condition, and care of Outdoor Experiences and Forest Health in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest by engaging youth, volunteers, and under-served populations in hands-on trail building and stewardship activities.
Shasta-Trinity National Forest | CA

Mountain Studies Institute
San Juan Resilience Task Force – Phase 4
To engage youth and volunteers in response to the 416 Fire and enhance resilience of three iconic San Juan NF landscapes by: 1) restoring rare alpine wetlands; 2) improving forest health; and 3) eradicating invasive species from meadows and trails.
San Juan National Forest | CO
http://www.mountainstudies.org

New Mexico Wilderness Alliance
Gila National Forest: Wilderness Trail Improvements
To address a backlog of maintenance and recreational access issues to improve trails near the Gila, Blue Range, and Aldo Leopold Wlderness areas and engage diverse youth and other under-served populations through restoration and stewardship projects.
Gila National Forest | NM
http://www.nmwild.org

North Cascades Institute
Mazama Park Trail Maintenance Project
To connect teens from identities under-represented in the USFS with USFS mentors and engage them in meaningful direct work improving the high-use trails surrounding Mazama Camp in the Mt. Baker National Recreation Area.
Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest | WA
http://www.ncascades.org

North Fork John Day Watershed Council
2020 Military Veteran Wilderness Trails Project
To create access by recovering miles of lost trails in the North Fork Wilderness due to wild fires and reclamation. Military service veteran crews will work to restore the trails for recreational use by the public and other users.
Wallowa-Whitman, Umatilla, and Malheur National Forests | OR
http://www.nfjdwc.org

Northwest Youth Corps
Building Watershed Resiliency in the Malheur National Forest
To build watershed resiliency and restore native salmon and trout habitat in the Malheur National Forest through construction of buck-and-pole fencing and maintenance of beaver dam analogs by a Northwest Youth Corps Native American crew.
Malheur National Forest | OR
http://www.nwyouthcorps.org

Ruffed Grouse Society
Ruffed Grouse Society Forest Wildlife Habitat Enhancement Project
To provide high quality foraging and breeding habitat for early successional wildlife and increase recreational opportunities by restoring young forests and openlands within the Huron-Manistee and Finger Lakes National Forests.
Finger Lakes and Huron-Manistee National Forests | MI, NY
http://www.ruffedgrousesociety.org

Salmon River Restoration Council
Restoring Botanical Resilience on the Salmon River
To effectively treat invasive plants in the Salmon River watershed, an integrative approach involving revegetation will be incorporated into manual treatments at sites of high-density infestations and at two sites of in-stream restoration.
Klamath and Six Rivers National Forests | CA
http://www.srrc.org

San Juan Mountains Association
Weminuche Wilderness Trail and Ecosystem Stewardship Project
To implement trail and ecosystem stewardship projects in the Weminuche Wilderness on the Needle Creek Trail and the Elk Creek Trail, a key segment of the Colorado Trail.
San Juan National Forest | CO
http://www.sjma.org

Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship
Middle Fork Feather River Recreation Trails
To complete trail maintenance on 26 miles of trails around the Middle Fork of the Feather River, a Wild & Scenic River, improving user access and minimizing soil loss. Work will be completed by the SBTS crew, Youth Crew and volunteers.
Plumas National Forest | CA
http://www.sierratrails.org

Sierra Institute for Community and Environment
Butterfly Valley Wilderness Urban Interface Fuels and Forest Health Project
To restore forest health, mitigate catastrophic wildfire in a Wilderness Urban Interface and protect the livelihood of the community while safeguarding downstream water values. To engage the Butterfly Valley community and youth on fire management.
Plumas National Forest | CA
http://www.sierrainstitute.us

South Yuba River Citizens League
Youth Outdoor Leadership Opportunity: Loney Meadow Restoration Improvement Project
To engage under served youth community members to: 1) build a bridge in a formerly restored meadow to improve recreational connectivity and 2) maintain restoration features by reinforcing restoration structures and planting native riparian species.
Tahoe National Forest | CA
http://www.yubariver.org

TEENS Inc.
Magnolia Non-Motorized Trails Project
To mitigate the impact of increased recreation, TEENS, Inc. Youth Corps will improve trail connectivity and forest health by decommissioning and realigning trails, install route finding signs, and map and remove noxious weeds in a very popular area.
Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests | CO
http://www.teensinc.org

The Forest Stewards Guild
Forest Stewards Youth Corps Fire and Fuels Crew: Extending Prescribed Fire Opportunities
To employ youth from underserved communities on youth corps crews that implement on-the-ground conservation projects to promote forest health, reduce wildfire risk to communities and protect recreational opportunities from catastrophic wildfire.
Santa Fe and Cibola National Forests | NM
http://www.forestguild.org

The Greening of Detroit
Green Corps: Engaging Underserved Youth in Forest Stewardship
To employ underserved teens and young adults from Detroit in meaningful hands-on conservation activities in Hiawatha National Forest that promote forest health and ecosystem functioning, and improve recreational spaces.
Hiawatha National Forest | MI
http://www.greeningofdetroit.com

TreePeople
Forest Aid: Restoration Site and Native Species Maintenance in the Angeles National Forest
To perform maintenance of 12 restoration sites with federally listed endangered species Berberis nevinii in the Copper Fire Burn Area using 450 local volunteers to aid with weeding of invasive species, watering and stewardship.
Angeles National Forest | CA
http://www.treepeople.org

Trout Unlimited
Ninemile Creek Restoration Project
To reclaim a placer mine-damaged reach along Ninemile Creek by regrading placer mine piles and rebuilding the floodplain, wetlands and stream channel. The project will restore the damaged reach to provide a healthy ecosystem.
Lolo National Forest | MT
http://www.tu.org

Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado
Recreation Enhancements and Ecosystem Resiliency in Colorado Forests, Grasslands & Wilderness
To improve recreation amenities and ecological resiliency in three National Forests and one National Grassland (including three Wilderness Areas), VOC will engage 462 volunteers on 19 trail restoration and wildlife habitat projects.
Arapaho and Roosevelt, Pike-San Isabel, and Rio Grand National Forests and Comanche National Grassland | CO
http://www.voc.org

Washington Trails Association
Gifford Pinchot National Forest Trail Restoration Project
To restore and improve trails in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest by calling on a vast network of trail maintenance volunteers and community partnerships to engage 200 volunteers in restoring 26 trails.
Gifford Pinchot National Forest | WA
http://www.wta.org

White River Partnership
Upper White River Ecosystem Restoration Project
To implement on-the-ground ecosystem restoration, stewardship, and monitoring projects in partnership with the Green Mountain National Forest and other federal, state, and local partners and community volunteers.
Green Mountain National Forest | VT
http://www.whiteriverpartnership.org

Wild South
Wild South Community Conservation Corps
To integrate forest visitors into solutions for wilderness management challenges that exceed Forest Service capacity, including trail maintenance and other stewardship as well as forest restoration and non-native invasive plant removal.
Bankhead, Pisgah, and Talladega National Forests | AL, NC
http://www.wildsouth.org

Yaak Valley Forest Council
Restoration and Recreation in the Yaak Watershed
To conduct weed abatement, sediment reduction, and trail maintenance projects in order to improve native trout habitat; promote native vegetation in riparian ecosystems; and provide recreation opportunities on healthy National Forest lands.
Kootenai National Forest | MT
http://www.yaakvalley.org

ROUND 1 2019 MAP GRANTS

Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Foundation
Reducing Deferred Maintenance While Fostering Stewardship in the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness
To eliminate some of the deferred trail maintenance burden on the Custer Gallatin National Forest while providing meaningful volunteer opportunities that foster stewardship and build an appreciation for our wild lands.
Custer Gallatin National Forest
http://www.abwilderness.org

Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation
Invasive Weed Suppression in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex
To continue invasive weed suppression at eight locations in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex to aid the Forest Service with maintaining wilderness values. Outcomes include habitat restoration including: mapping, pulling, and treatment of weeds.
Flathead, Helena Lewis and Clark, and Lolo National Forests
http://www.bmwf.org

Carolina Climbers Coalition
Rehabilitation of Four Trails at Looking Glass Rock
To rehabilitate four designated Forest Service trails that lead to the base of Looking Glass Rock, located in the Pisgah Ranger District of Pisgah National Forest. These trails are heavily used by hikers and rock climbers.
Pisgah National Forest
http://www.carolinaclimbers.org

Colorado Mountain Bike Association
Buffalo Creek Recreation Area Non-Motorized Trails Maintenance Project
To utilize local youth to maintain trails in the Buffalo Creek Recreation Area. Due to proximity to Denver, it has been impacted by increased use, and the crews will work to promote recreation resource connectivity while improving forest health.
Pike National Forest
http://www.comba.org

Conservation Legacy
Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project - Dry Lake Hills Hand Thinning
To reduce hazardous fuels on steep slopes in the Dry Lake Hills region of the Coconino National Forest as part of the Flagstaff Watershed Protection Plan, engaging eight young adults in conservation work while gaining skills and experience.
Coconino National Forest
https://conservationlegacy.org

Conservation Northwest
Central Cascades Watershed Restoration
To improve habitat connectivity and watershed health in Washington’s Central Cascades by planting native vegetation near the wildlife crossings on Interstate 90 and restoring illegal motorized trails with the help of community volunteers and youth.
Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie and Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forests
http://www.conservationnw.org

Continental Divide Trail Coalition
Continental Divide Trail - Lagunitas Trail Maintenance
To rehabilitate and maintain a five-mile segment of the Continental Divide Trail that has suffered from the results of erosion, lack of signage, and overgrowth of the trail corridor.
Carson National Forest
http://www.continentaldividetrail.org

Four Corners School of Outdoor Education
Integrating Outdoor Experiences/Forest Health in the Manti-La Sal National Forest
To create healthier ecosystems by improving trails and protecting livestock within the Manti-La Sal National Forest with 32 local, underserved, native youth in San Juan County, Utah.
Manti-La Sal National Forest
http://www.fourcornersschool.org

Friends of Pathways
Friends of Pathways Youth Trail Crew
To improve trail conditions on the most heavily used and impacted areas around Jackson Wyoming by operating a nine-week Youth Trail Crew program of six to eight high school students in collaboration with the Bridger-Teton National Forest.
Bridger-Teton National Forest
http://www.friendsofpathways.org

Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness
2019 Scotchman Peaks Volunteer Trail Crew Program
To increase recreation quality through maintenance and improvement of existing trails in Idaho's Scotchman Peaks and to encourage community engagement through volunteer work on USFS trails used by those living in the region and visitors alike.
Kootenai and Idaho Panhandle National Forests
http://www.scotchmanpeaks.org

Friends of the Inyo
Stewardship and Public Engagement on the Inyo and Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forests
To maintain, rehabilitate, and restore the trails of the Inyo and Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forests for the use and enjoyment of all, via the work of professional crews, volunteering community members, and visiting and local youth groups.
Inyo and Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forests
http://www.friendsoftheinyo.org

Great Burn Study Group
Forest Stewards 2019-2020
To improve recreational experiences and forest health in the northern Bitterroot Mountains. Hands-on project tasks include trail maintenance, campsite remediation, weed mitigation, and more, carried out with youth, hired crews, and volunteers.
Lolo and Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests
http://www.greatburnstudygroup.org

Kenai Watershed Forum
Stream Watch Volunteer Program: Protecting Alaska's Chugach National Forest Streambank Habitat
To employ an intern and support volunteers within the Chugach National Forest through Stream Watch, a strategic, action-oriented, results-based program that promotes river stewardship through hands-on restoration projects and peer-to-peer education.
Chugach National Forest
http://www.kenaiwatershed.org

Lomakatsi Restoration Project
Lomakatsi Ashland Watershed Youth Training and Employment Program
To engage a diverse, multicultural youth crew from underserved communities to implement on-the-ground ecological restoration projects in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest as part of the Ashland Forest Resiliency Stewardship Project.
Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
http://www.lomakatsi.org

Middle Fork Willamette Watershed Council
Coal Creek Floodplain Restoration and Trail Improvement
To restore hydrologic function to lower Coal Creek and improve recreation opportunities by relocating a trail out of the floodplain, building three miles of single track, and regrading the area while enhancing hydrologic connectivity.
Willamette National Forest
https://www.middleforkwillamette.org

Mountain Studies Institute
San Juan Resilience Task Force – Phase 3
To engage youth and volunteers in response to the 416 Fire to enhance resilience of three iconic San Juan National Forest landscapes by restoring rare alpine wetlands, improving forest health, and eradicating invasive species from meadows and trails.
San Juan National Forest
http://www.mountainstudies.org

National Wild Turkey Federation
Nantahala National Forest Early Successional and Woodland Wildlife Habitat Restoration
To implement golden-winged warbler best management practices to restore early successional wildlife habitat around historic wildlife openings and prescribed fire to restore fire-adapted forest communities on the Nantahala National Forest.
Nantahala National Forest
http://www.nwtf.org

Northwest Youth Corps
Northwest Youth Corps Malheur-Deschutes-Ochoco Tribal Stewards Project
To engage young Native Americans in salmon habitat and watershed enhancement and trail maintenance, which restore ecosystem resiliency and maintain recreational opportunities in Oregon's Malheur, Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests.
Malheur, Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests
http://www.nwyouthcorps.org

Oak Creek Watershed Council
Oak Creek Ambassador Stewardship Engagement
To encourage stewardship through protecting Oak Creek and its surroundings. The Ambassador Program focuses on fostering stewardship ethics through hands-on actions that protect water quality and deepen a connection with the stream environment.
Coconino National Forest
http://www.oakcreekwatershed.org

Rocky Mountain Conservancy
Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests Trail Improvement and Forest Restoration Projects
To engage diverse youth and address trail improvement projects and ecosystem health issues, the Rocky Mountain Conservancy will support crews completing on-the-ground conservation work in the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests.
Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests
http://www.rmconservancy.org

Rural Action
Off The Beaten Path: Restoration, Conservation, and Sustainable Trails in the Wayne National Forest
To utilize and engage community volunteers to protect and restore populations of at-risk native herbs, and to protect forest health through non-native invasive species management within the Baileys Mountain Bike Trail Corridor.
Wayne National Forest
http://www.ruralaction.org

Salmon River Restoration Council
Salmon River Oblong Spurge Eradication Effort
To effectively treat and make measurable progress in the ultimate eradication of oblong spurge within the Salmon River watershed with an emphasis on existing populations and at sites of proposed in-stream restoration.
Six Rivers National Forest
http://www.srrc.org

Sandy River Basin Watershed Council
Sandy River Delta Habitat Continuity Phase II
To connect a mosaic of previously restored Sandy River Delta habitats by eliminating edges and islands of invasive plants. Contract crews and community volunteers will replant sites with native trees and shrubs following invasive species removal.
Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area
https://sandyriver.org

Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship
Lakes Basin Trail Maintenance and Invasive Species Removal
To complete trail maintenance on historic trails in the Lakes Basin Recreation Area that need brushing and drainage maintenance to keep trails open and safe to public. Work will be completed by a hired crew, Downieville High Crew and volunteers.
Plumas National Forest
http://www.sierratrails.org

South Yuba River Citizens League
Youth Outdoor Leadership Opportunity: Yuba Watershed Meadow Restoration
To restore mountain meadow ecosystem function, engage youth in Yuba River watershed restoration, and assess restoration success, by involving local youth in watershed stewardship through the Yuba Outdoor Leadership Opportunity program.
Tahoe National Forest
http://www.yubariver.org

TEENS Inc.
Magnolia Non-Motorized Trails Project
To promote forest health and improve trail connectivity by repairing, maintaining, constructing and decommissioning trails and removing noxious weeds in an area that has been greatly impacted by an increase in recreation by bikers and hikers.
Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests
http://www.teensinc.org

The Forest Stewards Guild
Forest Stewards Youth Corps Fire and Fuels Crew Expansion
To employ youth from underserved communities on youth corps crews that implement on-the-ground conservation projects to promote forest health, reduce wildfire risk to communities and improve recreation connectivity.
Santa Fe and Cibola National Forests
http://www.forestguild.org

Trout Unlimited
Sheep Creek Stream and Floodplain Restoration Project
To improve ecosystem function and floodplain connectivity, the Sheep Creek Stream and Floodplain Restoration Project will engage young adults and volunteers to implement restoration on 4.5 miles of stream and meadow habitats.
Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
http://www.tu.org

Truckee River Watershed Council
Community Engagement for Ecosystem Resiliency in the Truckee River Watershed
To improve ecological function of the Truckee River watershed through engaging the community in hands on restoration work. The project will complete one Truckee River Day, two volunteer weed pulls, and support additional weed removal.
Tahoe National Forest
http://www.truckeeriverwc.org

Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado
Volunteer “Force of Nature”
To engage volunteers while improving recreation amenities and wildlife habitat in 4 National Forests and 5 Wilderness Areas, VOC will engage 563 volunteers on 18 projects that expand trail access and sustainability, and improve ecological resiliency.
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison; Arapaho and Roosevelt; Pike and San Isabel; and Rio Grande National Forests
http://www.voc.org

Wildlands Restoration Volunteers
2019 Partnership for Stewardship
To restore habitat for rare native species by engaging volunteers to reroute trails, exclude cattle from a riparian zone, raise the water table for sage grouse using erosion control structures, and obliterate unused roads in the Rocky Mountain West.
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison; Pike and San Isabel; and Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland
http://www.wlrv.org

Wyoming Pathways
Pole Mountain Trail Project
To repair and restore up to 14,000 feet of core system trails on Pole Mountain, and to build sustainable and diverse trail stewardship capacity and lasting partnerships between the local communities and the Forest Service.
Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests
http://www.wyopath.org

Yaak Valley Forest Council
Restoration and Recreation in the Yaak Watershed
To conduct weed abatement, sediment reduction, and trail maintenance projects in order to improve native trout habitat; promote native vegetation in riparian ecosystems; and provide recreation opportunities on healthy National Forest lands.
Kootenai National Forest
http://www.yaakvalley.org

ROUND 2 2019 MAP GRANTS

American Conservation Experience
Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project – Dry Lake Hills Phase 2 - 2019
To implement a 70-acre hazardous fuels reduction project in Coconino National Forest over 16.5 weeks, including training and deploying a crew of eight emerging forestry professionals to complete the project.
Coconino National Forest
http://www.usaconservation.org

Bishop Indian Tribal Councils
Bishop Paiute Tribe Natural Resource Internship Trails Project
To provide Tribal interns experience in trails work in culturally important places on the forest, culminating in work at the end of the season on a trail and meadow restoration project in the upper Lamarck Basin in the John Muir Wilderness.
Inyo National Forest
http://www.bishoppaiutetribe.com

Corazon Latino
Rehabilitation of the Rio Sabana Recreation Area and Trail at El Yunque National Forest
To rehabilitate and restore the Rio Sabana trail and facilities in Puerto Rico that were affected by Hurricane Maria, including the establishment of a Certified Forest Therapy Trail along a section of the trail, which will support Mission Continues Veterans.
El Yunque National Forest
http://www.https://www.corazonlatino.us

Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness
2019 Superior Forest Stewardship Project
To improve forest health and recreational resources by engaging volunteers in stewardship projects in the Superior National Forest.
Superior National Forest
http://www.friends-bwca.org

Friends of the Columbia Gorge
Public Land Stewardship in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
To prevent the spread of invasive plants in the Columbia Gorge post-Eagle Creek fire by leading volunteer stewardship outings on public lands, training volunteer crew leaders, maintaining boot brushes, and educating users.
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
www.gorgefriends.org

Fundacion Amigos de El Yunque, Inc.
Restoring the El Yunque National Forest PR 186-Scenic Byway
To rehabilitate recreation areas along Puerto Rico's 186 Scenic Byway. The ultimate goal is to disperse recreational use and improve watershed conditions resulting in improved water quality and enhance outdoor recreational experience.
El Yunque National Forest
http://www.amigosdelyunque.org

Mid Klamath Watershed Council
Klamath Community Stewardship Project
To involve local community volunteers and employ youth in on-the-ground efforts to improve watershed heath and nurture native plant diversity through targeted removal of priority invasive plants, salmon habitat enhancement, and forest restoration.
Klamath and Six Rivers National Forests
http://www.mkwc.org

Oregon Natural Desert Association
Native Fish Habitat Improvement and Trail Stewardship of Eastern Oregon National Forest Lands
To restore ecosystem health, improve access, and deepen public understanding of natural resources, by leading projects that enhance fish habitat, improve trails, and connect people to the land.
Fremont-Winema and Malheur National Forests
http://www.onda.org

Pine Strawberry Fuel Reduction, Inc.
Pine Interpretive Trail
To provide the opportunity for forest enjoyment to people that our trail system is presently unable to accommodate, this project will construct a loop trail that will provide access from the parking lot for people with physical limitations in addition to traditional user groups.
Tonto National Forest
http://www.psfuelreduction.org

Sedona Red Rock Trail Fund
Western Gateway Watershed and Trail Enhancement Project - Phase II
To create non-motorized trail recreation and restore sensitive natural resources of the Verde River Watershed, engaging stakeholders in hands on stewardship through the completion of the final 8.1 miles of trail and associated restoration actions.
Coconino National Forest
http://www.redrocktrailfund.org

Seeds
Forest Health and Outdoor Experiences for Underserved Youth
To provide habitat restoration and trail maintenance services at various locations throughout the Huron-Manistee National Forest, as well as outdoor experiences for underserved urban and rural youth
Huron-Manistee National Forest
http://www.ecoseeds.org

Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation
2019-2020 Frank Church Volunteer Wilderness Stewardship Project
To maintain recreation resource connectivity across three National Forests and expand USFS capacity through youth and citizen engagement, and to provide hands-on wilderness stewardship, enjoyable recreation, and resource improvements in the Frank Church River-of-No-Return Wilderness.
Salmon-Challis, Payette and Bitterroot National Forests
http://www.selwaybitterroot.org

Skagit River System Cooperative
Skiyou Island Floodplain Restoration
To improve ecosystem resiliency, the project will restore riparian and floodplain habitat by planting native species on 10 acres and controlling invasive species on 19 acres of U.S. Forest Service lands located along the Skagit River.
Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
http://www.skagitcoop.org

Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards
Wilderness Field Crew
To support the needs for trail improvements and natural conditions within wilderness areas in the Southern Appalachians, while creating meaningful experiential employment opportunities for a talented cohort of young public lands stewards.
Nantahala-Pisgah, Cherokee, and Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests
http://www.wildernessstewards.org

Southern Utah University
Cedar Mountain Outdoor Experience Trails Project: Falls, Rims, a Lake and Bristlecones
To improve outdoor experiences on the Dixie National Forest, a 5-person YCC crew will repair 45 miles of popular trails: Bristlecone Pine, Cascade Falls, Navajo Lake Loop and the Virgin Rim Trail; and 8 volunteer Urban Rangers will patrol trails.
Dixie National Forest
http://www.suu.edu

Swan Valley Connections
Mission Mountains Wilderness and Swan Front Backcountry Trails Maintenance
To maintain recreational trails in the Mission Mountains Wilderness and Swan Front in the Flathead National Forest to improve and enhance recreational users' experience in the backcountry.
Flathead National Forest
http://www.swanvalleyconnections.org

The Watershed Research and Training Center
South Fork Trinity River Recreational Trail Improvements for Designated Uses
To reduce negative impacts to sensitive plants, soils, and waterways and to improve the recreational experience within the South Fork Trinity River, the Hayfork Youth Conservation Crew will implement maintenance and restoration projects on hiking and OHV trails.
Shasta Trinity National Forest
http://www.thewatershedcenter.com

Trout Unlimited
Tincup Creek Stream Restoration Project - Phase 3
To improve ecosystem function and habitat for cutthroat trout and other native species, by restoring channel and floodplain processes on five miles of degraded stream and engaging volunteers in restoration.
Caribou-Targhee National Forest
http://www.tu.org

Tuolumne River Preservation Trust
Rim Fire Restoration, Phase 5
To continue community-based volunteer restoration efforts in the Stanislaus National Forest in the wake of the devastating Rim Fire of 2013, volunteers will help restore the forest while engaging youth and veterans in stewardship activities.
Stanislaus National Forest
http://www.tuolumne.org

Ventana Wilderness Alliance
Wilderness Trails and Invasive Species Initiative
To restore trails and remove invasive plants in the Ventana and Silver Peak wilderness areas and adjacent front country, this project will deploy American Conservation Experience crews and Ventana Wilderness Alliance volunteers.
Los Padres National Forest
http://www.ventanawild.org

Round 1 2018 MAP Grants

American Conservation Experience
Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project - Dry Lake Hills Phase 2
To implement a 100-acre, hazardous fuels reduction project in Coconino National Forest in 16 weeks. American Conservation Experience (ACE), a nonprofit organization will train and deploy a crew of 8 emerging forest managers to complete the project. Coconino National Forest
http://www.usaconservation.org

Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation
Invasive Weed Suppression in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex
To work in coordination with the USFS to continue invasive weed suppression at 7 sites within the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex. Outcomes include habitat restoration work including: mapping, pulling, and chemical treatment of weeds.
Flathead, Lolo, Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forests
http://www.bmwf.org

Colorado Mountain Club
Ouray District Ecological Restoration and Trail Maintenance
To close and restore off highway vehicle travel on national forest land and trail maintenance project in the East Dallas Road and Cimarron areas of the Gunnison Uncomphagre Grand Mesa National Forest.
Grand Mesa Uncomphagre and Gunnison National Forests
http://www.cmc.org

Conservation Northwest
Restoring Watershed Function and Building Relationships in the Upper White River Watershed
To improve watershed health in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest by restoring illegal, user-created motorized trails in the Upper White River watershed; and to engage the public in this work to build support for future restoration.
Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
http://www.conservationnw.org

Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness
2018 Superior Stewardship Project
To improve forest health and recreational resources by engaging volunteers in stewardship projects in the Superior National Forest.
Superior National Forest
http://www.friends-bwca.org

Friends of the Inyo
Community Engagement and Stewardship on the Inyo National Forest
To maintain and restore the Inyo National Forest’s most popular trails and use areas through a combination of community volunteer events, service projects for visiting youth, and intensive professional stewardship.
Inyo National Forest
http://www.friendsoftheinyo.or...

Great Burn Study Group
Forest Stewards Project
To improve recreational experiences and forest health in the Lolo and Nez Perce National Forests. Project includes trail maintenance, dispersed campsite remediation, and weed mitigation, carried out with hired crews, youth, and volunteers.
Lolo National Forest, Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests
http://www.greatburnstudygroup...

Green Forests Work
Restoring Sharp Knob by Healing Minelands with Spruce
To restore 35 acres that were mined for coal prior to becoming part of the National Forest by decompacting soils, planting native species, creating wetlands, and controlling NNIS that have suppressed the growth of trees for over 50 years.
Monongahela National Forest
http://www.greenforestswork.or...

Oregon Natural Desert Association
Collaborative Native Fish Habitat Restoration of the Upper John Day River Watershed
To increase climate change resilience and improve native fish habitat, strengthen their partnership, and deepen public engagement in public lands management, ONDA will work with the Malheur NF to improve four tributaries of the John Day River.
Malheur National Forest
http://www.onda.org

Poudre Wilderness Volunteers
Poudre Wilderness Volunteers Trail Restoration Project 2018
To rebuild the Young Gulch Trail which was destroyed in the Flood of 2013.
Arapaho Roosevelt National Forest
http://www.pwv.org

Rocky Mountain Field Institute
Bear Creek Watershed Restoration Project
To protect the habitat of the threatened greenback cutthroat trout, to promote the forest health of the Pike National Forest, and to provide sustainable recreational access in the Bear Creek Watershed.
Pike-San Isabel National Forest
http://www.rmfi.org

Ruffed Grouse Society
Michigan Forest Wildlife Habitat Enhancement Project
To provide high quality foraging and breeding habitat for early successional wildlife and increase recreational opportunities by restoring young forests and open lands within the Huron-Manistee while engaging community members toward healthy forests.
Huron-Manistee National Forest
http://www.ruffedgrousesociety...

Rural Action
Appalachian Stewards, Not Outlaws: Restoration and Education in the Wayne National Forest
To partner with the Wayne National Forest to restore populations of ginseng, goldenseal, and ramps on forest land, and to engage and educate Appalachian youth through hands-on, forest-based restoration plantings of these threatened native herbs.
Wayne National Forest
http://www.ruralaction.org

Salmon River Restoration Council
Salmon River Restoration - Riparian and Fish Habitat Enhancement Project
To enhance fisheries restoration projects we propose surveying for and treating invasive species, planting riparian species, and adding cover / complexity for juvenile fish through brush bundling, at and in close proximity to restoration sites.
Klamath National Forest
http://www.srrc.org

Sandy River Basin Watershed Council
Sandy River Delta Habitat Continuity
To connect previously restored Sandy River Delta habitat areas by eliminating dispersed invasive blackberry and Scotch broom patches. Contract crews and community volunteers will restore sites with native trees, shrubs and pollinator-friendly plants.
Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area
www.sandyriver.org

Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship
Lakes Basin Recreation Area
To complete trail maintenance on historic trails in the Lakes Basin Recreation Area that need brushing and drainage maintenance to keep trails open and safe to public. Work will be completed by the local SBTS crew, Downieville HS Crew and volunteers.
Plumas National Forest
http://www.sierratrails.org

Siskiyou Mountain Club
Collier's Pupps Loop To repair fire lines from 2015 Collier Butte Fire to improve forest health, and restore a 28 mile network of trails to revive a suite of outdoor experiences.
Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
http://www.siskiyoumountainclu...

South Yuba River Citizens League
Loney Meadow Restoration Project
To restore hydrologic function and ecosystem services to Loney Meadow. Secondary goals of the project are to assess restoration success post implementation and to engage local youth as environmental stewards.
Tahoe National Forest
http://www.yubariver.org

Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy
Volunteer Restoration of Appalachian Grass and Shrub Balds Habitats on the Roan Mountain Massif
To protect and restore the health & diversity of globally rare grass and shrub bald ecosystems on the Roan Mountain massif by coordinating volunteers in the removal of invasive species and woody encroachment in a series of educational work days.
Pisgah and Cherokee National Forests
http://www.appalachian.org

TEENS Inc.
Magnolia Non-Motorized Trail Project
To remove noxious weeds and repair, reroute and decommission trails, which will improve trail connectivity and promote forest health in an area that has been greatly impacted by an increase in recreation by mountain bikers, hikers and equestrians.
Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forest
https://teensinc.org/

The Forest Stewards Guild
Forest Stewards Youth Corps Expansion – Española Ranger District Crew, Year 2
To continue to expand our engagement of disadvantaged youth by employing a crew from an underserved community in rural New Mexico to implement on-the-ground conservation projects aimed at promoting forest health and improving recreation connectivity.
Santa Fe National Forest, Carson National Forest, and Cibola National Forests
http://www.forestguild.org

The Nature Conservancy
2018 Staney Headwaters Upland Restoration
To demonstrate the potential for combining habitat restoration with commercial activity this project will use byproducts from wildlife restoration in a 215-acre young-growth stand to supply timber to local mills and an instream restoration project.
Tongass National Forest
http://www.tnc.org

Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado
Volunteers Supporting Recreation and Forest Resiliency
To engage volunteers in making a sweat and muscle investment at 10 sites on four forests throughout Colorado to improve Colorado’s outdoor recreation assets, enhance trail access and connectivity, and promote forest and ecosystem resiliency.
Arapaho-Roosevelt, Pike-San Isabel, Rio Grande, and Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests
http://www.voc.org

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
Allegheny National Forest Collaborative Stream Ecosystem Health Improvement
To improve the natural functioning of high quality cold water stream ecosystems of the Allegheny National Forest through partner collaboration to improve aquatic habitat by implementing in-stream and floodplain large woody materials replenishment.
Allegheny National Forest
http://www.waterlandlife.org

White River Partnership
Upper White River Ecosystem Restoration Project
To implement on-the-ground riparian planting, non native invasive plant control, and ecosystem restoration projects in partnership with the Green Mountain National Forest and other federal, state, and local partners and volunteers.
Green Mountain & Finger Lakes National Forest
http://www.whiteriverpartnersh...

Wyoming Pathways
Sinks Canyon Brewers Trail Extension
To enhance Shoshone front-country trail systems, complete the Brewers Trail Extension, help trail planning, and to engage youth, volunteers, and diverse populations in building both trails and lasting partnerships with the National Forest Service.
Shoshone National Forest
http://www.wyopath.org

Round 2 MAP Grants

Access Fund
Washington Pass Spires Climbing Conservation Initiative
To leverage support from community member volunteers and conservation crews in the improvement, enhancement, stabilization and restoration of trails accessing the iconic Washington Pass Spires at Washington Pass, WA in the Okanogan National Forest.
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
http://www.accessfund.org

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Invasive Species Removal in Sutherland Wash by Volunteers and Youth Crew
To restore resiliency and diversity of Sutherland Wash in Coronado National Forest, we will build a volunteer program to manually and chemically remove invasive grasses and employ youth crews to chemically treat larger infestations.
Coronado National Forest
http://www.desertmuseum.org

Cascade Forest Conservancy
Gifford Pinchot Stewards Restoration Program
To engage a diverse group of youth and adult volunteers in restoration projects in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, including post-fire seeding, invasive plant removal, and monitoring the results of past planting projects in riparian areas.
Gifford Pinchot National Forest
http://www.cascadeforest.org

Continental Divide Trail Coalition
Saddle Rock Canyon Continental Divide Trail Maintenance Project
To clear the Continental Divide Trail & its corridor of overgrown desert vegetation and trees that have fallen over the trail. Efforts will also go towards installing CDT markers at trail junctions and in areas of confusion.
Gila National Forest
http://www.continentaldividetr...

Friends of Nevada Wilderness
Volunteer Engagement Projects on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest To provide opportunities for volunteers to engage in results-oriented conservation activities, we will implement hands-on stewardship and trails projects. We hope these unique opportunities will inspire lifelong commitment to our National Forests.
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
http://www.nevadawilderness.or...

Friends of Wilderness
Trail Repair Project on the Continental Divide, Wyoming, 1101 and Luna Lake Trails
To repair braided sections along six miles of the Continental Divide/1101/WY/Luna Trails that resulted from off-road vehicles prior to the area being designated Mount Zirkel Wilderness in 1964. The vehicle ruts have not self-repaired in 54 years hence.
Routt National Forest
http://www.friendsofwilderness...

Grand Staircase Escalante Partners
Escalante Upper Valley Riparian Improvement Project of the Dixie National Forest
To benefit the Dixie National Forest in southern Utah through 40-acres of riparian treatments while engaging youth, many from underserved communities, in conservation job opportunities while promoting native species and reducing fuel loading.
Dixie National Forest
http://www.gsenm.org

Mid Klamath Watershed Council
Klamath Community Stewardship Project
To involve local community and youth in on-the-ground efforts to restore salmon habitat, remove prioritized invasive plants and utilize prescribed fire in order to promote native plant diversity and improve watershed health.
Klamath and Six Rivers National Forests
http://www.mkwc.org

Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Ecosystem Function and Salmonid Recovery
To restore and protect stream and ecosystem function, 13 young workers will gain outdoor experience while assisting with restoration work, planting native trees, constructing fences, and engaging volunteers in priority work on the National Forest.
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
http://www.midcolumbiarfeg.com

Mountain Bike the Tetons
Southern Valley Recreation Project
To rehabilitate multiple unsustainable user-created trails and decommissioned two-track routes while constructing a sustainable trail system directly accessible to the Teton Valley community.
Caribou-Targhee National Forest
http://www.mountainbiketetons....

Sedona Red Rock Trail Fund
Red Rock Western Gateway Watershed and Trail Enhancement Project
To create high quality public trail recreation opportunities and restore natural and cultural resources of the sensitive Oak Creek Watershed. Project builds on local collaborative efforts to create sustainable recreation on National Forest lands.
Coconino National Forest
http://www.redrocktrailfund.or...

Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation
2018-2019 Selway Bitterroot Frank Church Volunteer Wilderness Stewardship Project
To maintain recreation resource connectivity across three National Forests and expand Forest Service capacity through youth and citizen engagement that provides hands-on wilderness stewardship, enjoyable recreation and resource improvements in the FCRONR Wilderness.
Salmon-Challis, Payette and Bitterroot National Forests
http://www.selwaybitterroot.or...

Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards
Wilderness Field Crew
To support the needs for trail improvements and natural conditions within wilderness areas in the Southern Appalachians, while creating meaningful experiential employment opportunities for a talented cohort of young public lands stewards.
Chattahoochee-Oconee, Cherokee, Nantahala, and Pisgah National Forests
http://www.wildernessstewards....

Trout Unlimited
Tincup Creek Stream Restoration Project - Phase 2
To improve ecosystem function and habitat for cutthroat trout and other native species, the Tincup Creek Stream Restoration Project will restore channel and floodplain processes on four miles of degraded stream and engage volunteers in restoration.
Caribou-Targhee National Forest
http://www.tu.org

Upper Deschutes Watershed Council
Ryan Ranch Restoration Project
To restore the 70-acre wetland at Ryan Ranch on the Deschutes River and improve riparian habitat along 1/3 mile of the Deschutes River.
Deschutes National Forest
www.deschuteswatersheds.org/ud...

Ventana Wilderness Alliance
Trail Restoration and Invasive Weed Abatement in the Big Sur Coastal Zone
To enhance outdoor experiences and forest health, the project will undertake trail restoration work and invasive weed abatement in the Big Sur Coastal Zone of the Los Padres National Forest.
Los Padres National Forest
http://www.ventanawild.org

Walama Restoration Project
Invasive Vegetation Management in the Crystal Clear Restoration Project Area
To remove invasive vegetation on 25 acres in the Crystal Clear Restoration project area. These activities will include community engagement with professional crews, and will accelerate forest health improvement projects in the National Forest.
Mt. Hood National Forest
http://www.walamarestoration.o...

Washington Trails Association
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Trail Restoration Project To restore and expand access to trails in Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest through strategic community partnerships and volunteer trail maintenance.
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
http://www.wta.org

Wild South
Wild South Community Conservation Corps
To integrate forest users into solutions for wilderness management challenges that exceed Forest Service capacity, including trail maintenance and other stewardship as well as forest restoration and non-native invasive plant treatment.
Bankhead, Pisgah, and Talladega National Forests
http://www.wildsouth.org

Wildlands Restoration Volunteers
2018 Partnership for Stewardship
To conduct 12 trail and restoration volunteer events on and near two National Forests between August and November, 2018, involving over 600 volunteers, yielding 6,000 volunteer hours valued at $154,000.
Arapaho-Roosevelt and Pike-San Isabel National Forests
http://www.wlrv.org

Yosemite Stanislaus Solutions
Rim Fire Restoration, Phase 4
To continue community-based volunteer restoration efforts in the Stanislaus National Forest in the wake of the devastating Rim Fire of 2013. Volunteers will help restore the forest while engaging youth and veterans in stewardship activities.
Stanislaus National Forest

Round 1 2017

American Conservation Experience
Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project - Dry Lake Hills Phase 1
To implement a hazardous fuels reduction project in Coconino National Forest over 18 weeks. American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit conservation organization, will employ and manage 8 emerging forest managers to carry out the project.
Coconino National Forest
http://www.usaconservation.org

Arizona Wilderness Coalition
Healthy Forests through Community Stewardship
To improve recreational conditions and restore critical wildlife habitat by implementing nine volunteer stewardship projects in wilderness and back country areas on five National Forests in Arizona. Coronado, Coconino, Kaibab, Prescott and Tonto National Forest
http://www.azwild.org

Bishop Indian Tribal Council
Bishop Paiute Tribe Natural Resource Internship Trails Project
To provide Tribal interns experience in trails work in culturally important places on the Forest culminating in work at the end of the season on a trail and meadow restoration project in the upper Lamarck Basin in the John Muir Wilderness. Inyo National Forest
http://www.bishoppaiutetribe.c...

Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation
Invasive Weed Suppression in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex
To work in coordination with the USFS to continue invasive weed suppression at 7 locations within the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex. Outcomes include restoration work including: mapping, pulling, and chemical treatment of weeds.
Flathead, Helena/Lewis and Clark, and Lolo National Forests
http://www.bmwf.org

Cascade Forest Conservancy
The Gifford Pinchot Aquatic Resilience Project
To improve the health and resilience of aquatic and riparian ecosystems, support habitat for salmonids and other species and engage community volunteers by planting trees along waterways most at-risk from climate change impacts.
Gifford Pinchot National Forest
http://www.cascadeforest.org

Conservation Northwest
South Summit Road Restoration Project: Frazer Creek

To restore seven miles of unnecessary roads in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest with the help of volunteers. This will improve watershed health, advance wildlife connectivity in a nationally recognized landscape and promote post-fire recovery.
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
http://www.conservationnw.org

Friends of Pathways
Snow King Trail Rehabilitation Project
To improve the sustainability of five of the most popular trails on the Bridger-Teton National Forest while also restoring and rehabilitating adjacent lands in the project area to their natural condition.
Bridger-Teton National Forest
http://www.friendsofpathways.org

Great Burn Study Group
Forest Stewards 2017-18
To enhance outdoor experiences and forest health in two national forests in USFS Region 1. Crews and volunteers, including youth, perform targeted trail and campsite improvements and mitigate invasive species on 24 stewardship trips.
Lolo National Forest, Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests
http://www.greatburnstudygroup.org

North Fork John Day Watershed Council
Upper Swale Meadow Restoration
To raise the water table to restore the Upper Swale Creek meadow this will provide better spawning and rearing habitat for Mid-Columbia steelhead. Raising the water table will lower peak discharge and prolong water release.
Umatilla National Forest
http://www.nfjdwc.org

Rocky Mountain Field Institute
Kit Carson Peak--Challenger Ridge Trail Improvement Project
To reconstruct the trail to Kit Carson Peak and Challenger Point. The ultimate goal is to reduce visitor impacts and enhance the outdoor recreational experience. The Kit Carson Peak-Challenger Ridge Trail Improvement Project is a multi-year project.
Rio Grande National Forest
http://www.rmfi.org

Rural Action
Community Engagement and the Restoration of High-Value Forest Herbs on the Wayne National Forest
To partner with the Wayne National Forest to restore populations of ginseng, goldenseal, and ramps on forest land, and to engage and educate Appalachian youth through hands-on, forest-based restoration plantings of these threatened native herbs.
Wayne National Forest
http://www.ruralaction.org

Sky Island Alliance
Parker Canyon Riparian Restoration
To work with partners and volunteers in Parker Canyon to treat invasive plant species and restore a healthy riparian community for the benefit of a variety of wildlife species including pollinators and threatened and endangered species.
Coronado National Forest
http://www.skyislandalliance.org

TEENS, Inc,
Magnolia Non-Motorized Trails Project
The Magnolia Area, 50 miles from Denver, has been greatly impacted by increased recreation. By implementing the Magnolia Non-Motorized Trails Project, we will repair, reroute and decommission trails while improving trail connectivity / forest health.
Arapaho - Roosevelt National Forest

The Forest Stewards Guild
Forest Stewards Youth Corp Expansion - Española Ranger District Crew
To expand our engagement of disadvantaged youth by employing an additional crew from an underserved community in rural New Mexico to implement on-the-ground conservation projects aimed at promoting forest health and improving recreation connectivity.
Santa Fe National Forest and Cibola National Forest
http://www.forestguild.org

The Freshwater Trust
Upper Sandy River Basin Aquatic Habitat Restoration Project
To recreate lost habitat critical to forest and watershed health within stream channels and riparian areas of the Upper Sandy River basin. Requested funding will support actions in prioritized reaches of Salmon River and Still Creek.
Mt. Hood National Forest
http://www.thefreshwatertrust.org

Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado
Volunteers Work for Colorado Forests
To maintain and enhance Colorado’s trail system, 570 VOC volunteers will invest more than 9,300 hours of labor on popular trails at 4 Colorado forests and along the Continental Divide Trail-thereby increasing safety, access, and trail sustainability.
Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, Pike and San Isabel National Forests, Rio Grande National Forest, Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests
http://www.voc.org

Washington Trails Association
Gifford Pinchot National Forest Trail Restoration Project
To restore and expand access to trails in Gifford Pinchot National Forest through strategic community partnerships and volunteer trail maintenance.
Gifford Pinchot National Forest
http://www.wta.org

White River Partnership
Upper White River Ecosystem Restoration Project
To implement on-the-ground riparian planting, non native invasive plant control, and ecosystem restoration projects in partnership with the Green Mountain National Forest and other federal, state, and local partners and volunteers.
Green Mountain & Finger Lakes National Forest
http://www.whiteriverpartnership.org

Wildlands Restoration Volunteers
WRV 2017 Partnership for Stewardship
To conduct 32 trail and restoration projects on/near 2 National Forests, from April 2017-18, involving 1,050 volunteers, and yielding over 10,000 volunteer hours, valued at $258,000.
Arapaho Roosevelt National Forest, Medicine Bow Routt National Forest
http://www.wlrv.org

WildPlaces
Sequoia National Forest Wildfire Recovery and Community Engagement Project 2017
To restore ecosystem function and prevent erosion in wildfire burn areas within SQF though results-oriented, place-based projects that benefit Sequoia National Forest health and engage surrounding communities in stewardship of public lands.
Sequoia National Forest
http://www.wildplaces.net

Round 2 2017

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Volunteer and Youth Efforts to Remove Invasive Species in Pima Canyon
To restore and maintain the ecological structure, function and diversity of Pima Canyon, and to build a volunteer program to manually remove invasive grasses and employ youth crews to chemically treat larger infestations.
Coronado National Forest
http://www.desertmuseum.org

Buckeye Trail Association
Destination Shawnee, Connecting Community to the Forest with Ohio’s Buckeye Trail
To improve forest health and develop a unique hiking destination in the heart of the Wayne National Forest for the community of and visitors to the historic Village of Shawnee along Ohio’s Buckeye Trail and North Country National Scenic Trail.
Wayne National Forest
http://www.buckeyetrail.org

Canaan Valley Institute
Lambert Northeast Forest Restoration and Trail Connection
To restore the high elevation red spruce ecosystem in a mined area, and build a non-motorized recreational trail through area. This trail will connect to an expanding trail network, and allow visitors to experience the benefits of restoration.
Monongahela National Forest
http://www.canaanvi.org

Chattooga Conservancy
Native Cane Restoration Campaign
To support maintenance, administration and stewardship of an existing native cane restoration project on the Sumter National Forest, and to support development of a new native cane restoration project on the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest.
Chattahoochee-Oconee and Sumter National Forests
http://www.chattoogariver.org

Four Corners School of Outdoor Education
Canyon Country Youth Corp Integrates Outdoor Experiences/Forest Health, Manti La Sal National Forest
To improve and integrate forest health and outdoor experiences, four Canyon Country Youth Corps crews of Native, underserved, and local youth maintain trails and rebuild springs for 13 weeks in Manti La Sal Forest, with volunteers and USFS staff.
Manti-La Sal National Forest
http://www.fourcornersschool.o...

Friends of Nevada Wilderness
Volunteer Engagement Project on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
To provide opportunities for volunteers to engage in results-oriented conservation activities, we will implement hands-on stewardship and trail projects. We hope these unique opportunities will inspire lifelong commitment to our National Forests. Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest http://www.nevadawilderness.or...

Friends of Verde River Greenway Verde Watershed Restoration Coalition - Lower Verde Habitat Improvement Project To eradicate four-acres of Fountain Grass and one-acre of Giant Reed along the lower Verde River. FS River Rangers and Friends staff will recruit and lead three volunteers in restoration projects while experiencing the Wild and Scenic Verde River.
Coconino and Tonto National Forests
http://www.verderivergreenway....

High Sierra Volunteer Trail Crew
High Sierra Volunteer Stewardship Trail Restoration and Maintenance Program
To provide opportunities for the public to maintain up to 30 miles of trail in Sierra and Sequoia National Forests. 4 multi-day and 2 week long back packing events will engage 110 volunteers in stewardship while enhancing recreational experiences.
Sierra and Sequoia National Forests
http://www.trailcrew.org

Idaho Trails Association
2017 Idaho Volunteer Non-Motorized Trail Maintenance Projects
To maintain and preserve Idaho’s non-motorized trails system through 6, week-long volunteer trail projects across the state.
Sawtooth, Nez Perce-Clearwater, Idaho Panhandle and Wallowa-Whitman National Forests
http://www.idahotrailsassociat...

Kenai Watershed Forum
Stream Watch Volunteer Program: Protecting Alaska's Chugach National Forest Streambank Habitat
To promote river stewardship and healthy salmon habitat on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula. This dedicated award-winning group of volunteers completes river projects on the Russian and Kenai Rivers.
Chugach National Forest
http://www.kenaiwatershed.org

Lomakatsi Restoration Project
Lomakatsi Ashland Watershed Youth Training and Employment Program
To engage a diverse, multicultural youth crew from underserved communities to implement on-the-ground ecological restoration projects in the Rogue River-Siskiyou NF as part of the Ashland Forest Resiliency Stewardship Project.
Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
http://www.lomakatsi.org

Mid Klamath Watershed Council
Klamath Community Stewardship Project
To involve local community and youth in on-the-ground efforts to restore salmon habitat, remove prioritized invasive plants and utilize prescribed fire in order to promote native plant diversity and improve watershed health.
Six Rivers and Klamath National Forests
http://www.mkwc.org

Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group
Oak Creek Forest & Stream Restoration
To engage 19 young participants as the labor force to improve forest and stream habitat through forest thinning, instream wood placement, tree planting, and weed control. Youth will work and camp at the remote project site.
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
http://www.midcolumbiarfeg.com

Mountain Studies Institute
San Juan Resilience Task Force – Phase 2
To engage young people and volunteers in hands-on restoration of three iconic San Juan National Forest landscapes by: 1) restoring globally rare alpine wetlands; 2) improving forest health; 3) eradicating oxeye daisy from meadows and trails.
San Juan National Forest
http://www.mountainstudies.org

Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust
Volunteer Engagement and Recreational Improvements in the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River Valley
To build a family friendly trail to a scenic overlook, and improve other trails in the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River Valley.
Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
http://www.mtsgreenway.org

New Mexico Wilderness Alliance
Santa Fe National Forest/Pecos Wilderness: Trail Improvements and Maintenance
To address a backlog of maintenance and recreational access issues to improve trails near the Pecos Wilderness and engage diverse youth and other underserved populations in hands-on stewardship activities.
Santa Fe National Forest
http://www.nmwild.org

Oak Creek Watershed Council
Oak Creek Stewardship Engagement
To promote the health of Oak Creek and the public who enjoy it, we will engage volunteers in stewardship. Creek Ambassadors will lead volunteers in hands-on actions that protect water quality and deepen a connection with the stream environment.
Coconino National Forest
www.oakcreekwatershed.org

Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation
2017 SBFC Wilderness Trails Volunteer Stewardship Project
To maintain recreation resource connectivity and expand USFS capacity through youth and adult volunteer engagement that provides hands-on wilderness stewardship, enjoyable recreation experiences and resource improvements in the FCRONR Wilderness.
Payette and Salmon-Challis National Forests
http://www.selwaybitterroot.or...

Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards
Wilderness Field Crew
To support the needs for trail improvements and natural conditions within designated Wilderness areas in the Southern Appalachians while creating meaningful employment and experiences that transform lives through service to public lands.
Cherokee, Chattahoochee-Oconee, and National Forests of North Carolina
http://www.wildernessstewards....

Southern California Mountains Foundation
Big Bear South Shore Trails
To work with community partners and our UCC crew to maintain 20 miles of heavily used trails within the South Shore trail network of Big Bear.
San Bernardino National Forest
http://www.mountainsfoundation...

The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy Fire Mentoring Program - Advancing Careers and Nature
To restore the longleaf pine ecosystem through training and deploying youth work crews recruited from diverse, underrepresented populations to assist in prescribed fire application and other land stewardship activities.
Apalachicola, Conecuh and Osceola National Forests
http://www.tnc.org

The Watershed Research and Training Center
South Fork Trinity River Recreational Trail Improvements for Designated Uses
To reduce negative impacts to sensitive plants, soils, and waterways.To improve the recreational experience within the South Fork Trinity River, and to implement maintenance and restoration projects on hiking and OHV trails.
Shasta Trinity National Forest
http://www.thewatershedcenter....

Wallowa Resources Inc
Wallowa-Whitman and Umatilla National Forests Trail Maintenance and Noxious Weed Control
To engage local communities in stewardship while enhancing trail conditions and reducing noxious weed populations on the Temperance Creek Trail in the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest and the Wenaha Trail in the Umatilla National Forest.
Wallowa-Whitman and Umatilla National Forests
http://www.wallowaresources.or...

Wild South
Wild South Community Conservation Corps
To integrate forest users into solutions for wilderness management challenges that exceed Forest Service capacity, including trail maintenance and other stewardship as well as forest restoration and non-native invasive plant treatment.
Bankhead, Pisgah, and Talladega National Forests
http://www.wildsouth.org

Yaak Valley Forest Council
Restoration and Recreation in the Yaak Watershed
To conduct weed abatement, sediment reduction, and trail maintenance projects in order to improve native trout habitat; promote native vegetation in riparian ecosystems; and provide recreation opportunities on healthy national forest lands.
Kootenai National Forest
http://www.yaakvalley.org

Yosemite Stanislaus Solutions
Rim Fire Restoration, Phase 3
To continue community-based volunteer restoration efforts in the Stanislaus National Forest in the wake of the devastating Rim Fire of 2013. Volunteers will help restore the forest while engaging youth and veterans in stewardship activities.
Stanislaus National Forest

Round 1 2016

American Chestnut Foundation
Planting American Chestnut Trees in National Forests
To establish plantings of potentially blight-resistant American chestnuts in two National Forests to create healthier, more diverse forests while providing an opportunity for the public to become involved with being stewards of the land.
Allegheny National Forest & George Washington National Forest
http://www.acf.org

Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Educating Hikers for a Lifetime of Responsible Use
To positively impact public land use and recreational experience by: employing five (5) caretakers and a cadre of volunteer community ambassadors and augment the over-used Hawk Mountain A.T. shelter with low impact campsites.
Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest
http://www.appalachiantrail.org

Arizona Trail Association
Arizona Trail Restoration Project - Mazatzal Wilderness
To restore the condition of the Arizona National Scenic Trail through the Mazatzal Wilderness with the help of volunteers and youth conservation corps members conducting 50 miles of brushing along the trail corridor.
Tonto National Forest
http://www.aztrail.org

Arizona Wilderness Coalition
Forests for Recreation and Habitat
To improve recreation infrastructure and wildlife habitat through nine volunteer-based restoration projects, while cultivating a broad public constituency for stewardship of our National Forests.
Tonto, Coconino, Coronado, Kaibab, and Prescott National Forests
http://www.azwild.org

Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation
Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex Invasive Weed Suppression
To work in coordination with the U.S.F.S. to continue invasive weed suppression at 4 locations on the Flathead National Forest. Outcomes include 1280 hours of habitat restoration work including: weed mapping, pulling, and chemical treatment.
Flathead National Forest
http://www.bmwf.org

Colorado Fourteeners Initiative
Mount Eolus Trail Reconstruction Project
To complete a sustainably designed summit route between Twin Lakes and the Eolus saddle. Included is 0.36 miles of trail reroute, 0.85 miles of trail reconstruction, 0.28 miles of trail restoration and 15.5 miles of trail clearing.
San Juan National Forest
http://www.14ers.org

Colorado Mountain Club
Colorado Wilderness Trail Access & Maintenance
To work with the Rio Grande National Forest and Grand Mesa Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests to engage volunteers in the completion of high-priority trail maintenance and corridor-clearing projects.
Rio Grande National Forest and Grand Mesa/Uncompahgre/Gunnison National Forests
http://www.cmc.org

Conservation Northwest
South Summit Road Restoration Project
To restore 3.55 miles of unnecessary roads in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. This will reduce sediment delivery to adjacent streams, improve wildlife connectivity in a nationally recognized landscape, and advance post-fire recovery.
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
http://www.conservationnw.org

Forest Stewards Guild
New Mexico Natural Resource Conservation Projects
To implement a comprehensive set of natural resource conservation projects that will involve 46 youth, from seven different counties, on six different USDA Forest Service (USFS) ranger districts in New Mexico.
Carson, Cibola, and Santa Fe National Forests
http://www.forestguild.org

Friends of Nevada Wilderness
Stewardship Projects and Volunteer Engagement on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
To implement hands-on stewardship projects, and provide an opportunity for volunteers to engage in results-oriented conservation activities. We hope these unique opportunities will inspire lifelong commitment to our national forests.
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
http://www.nevadawilderness.org

Friends of Pathways
Friends of Pathways Youth Leadership Project
To engage a wide range of youth and young adults to work with trail professionals to help address numerous trail concerns on our most popular trails while gaining an appreciation for the national forest and skills for future conservation jobs.
Bridger-Teton National Forest
http://www.friendsofpathways.org

Friends of the Inyo
Maintaining Popular Eastern Sierra Trails
To improve resource conditions, recreational infrastructure, and the user experience on popular trails in the Eastern Sierra.
Inyo National Forest
http://www.friendsoftheinyo.org

Great Burn Study Group
Forest Stewards 2016-2017
To conserve recreation opportunities in the Great Burn area of Idaho and Montana. The project engages youth, volunteers, and other partners in on-the-ground improvements to recreation infrastructure and resources.
Lolo and Nez Perce/Clearwater National Forests
http://www.greatburnstudygroup.org

High Sierra Volunteer Trail Crew
Stewardship in the High Sierra- Volunteer Trail Restoration and Maintenance Program
To provide opportunities for companies, groups, families and individuals to maintain 20 miles of trail in Sierra and Sequoia National Forests. 4 multi-day events will engage 150 volunteers in stewardship while enhancing recreational experiences.
Sequoia and Sierra National Forest
http://www.trailcrew.org

Klamath Siskiyou Wildlands Center
Wrangle Camp Meadow Restoration
To improve conditions and restore sensitive meadow habitat by building a fence and erecting interpretive signage on lands within the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest that have been damaged by off-road vehicles.
Rogue River - Siskiyou National Forest
http://www.kswild.org

Montana Wilderness Association
Blackfeet Stewardship Crew in the Badger-Two Medicine
To support a summer 2016 Blackfeet Stewardship Crew to benefit recreation resources on the Helena-Lewis & Clark NF. In partnership with Blackfeet Community College, six, weeklong trail projects will be completed by 10 Blackfeet youth.
Helena-Lewis & Clark National Forest
http://www.wildmontana.org

Mountain Studies Institute
San Juan Resilience Project
To engage young people and volunteers in hands-on restoration of three iconic San Juan Forest landscapes by: 1) restoring globally rare alpine wetlands 2) improving forest health; 3) eradicating noxious oxeye daisy from meadows and trails.
San Juan National Forest
http://www.mountainstudies.org

Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust
Middle Fork Snoqualmie Trail Reconstruction
To reroute a damaged section of, and perform much-needed trail maintenance on the Middle Fork Trail (#1003), the most popular trail in the Middle Fork Valley.
Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
http://www.mtsgreenway.org

Northwoods Volunteer Connection
2016 Superior Volunteer Stewardship Projects
To create connections and engage a large, diverse group of new volunteers and existing partners to become better stewards of the land through trail and vegetation rehabilitation projects across a forested landscape on the Superior National Forest.
Superior National Forest

Outward Bound California
High Sierra Watershed Restoration Partnership: Engaging Volunteers in Hands-On Stewardship Projects
To engage volunteers in projects that support watershed restoration, stewardship, and improved recreational experiences in the Sierra National Forest including the Ansel Adams, Dinkey Lakes, and John Muir Wilderness areas.
Sierra National Forest
http://www.outwardboundcalifornia.org

Poudre Wilderness Volunteers
Roosevelt National Forest Trail Restoration
To complete restoration work on North Fork trail, Lion and Young Gulch trails these USFS trails will be restored for the general public to hike and ride safely. These trails are currently either totally or partially closed to the public.
Roosevelt/Arapaho National Forest
http://www.pwv.org

Rocky Mountain Conservancy
Rocky Mountain Conservancy - Conservation Corps 2016
To provide internship to youth to participate in stewardship activities in the Arapaho & Roosevelt National Forests (ARNF) related to ensuring safe and sustainable outdoor recreation.
Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forests
http://www.rmconservancy.org

Rocky Mountain Field Institute
Kit Carson-Challenger Ridge Trail Project
To reduce visitor impacts to the area and enhance the quality of the climbing and hiking recreational experience by establishing a sustainable trail from Willow Lake to Kit Carson in the Sangre de Cristo range.
Rio Grande National Forest
http://www.rmfi.org

Rural Action
High-Value Native Plant Restoration and Community Engagement on the Wayne National Forest
To partner with the Wayne National Forest to restore populations of ginseng, goldenseal, and ramps on forest land. To engage and educate the public on the principles and income opportunities of wild simulated planting of high-value medicinal herbs.
Wayne National Forest
http://www.ruralaction.org

Salmon Valley Stewardship
Stronger Together: Building Teamwork to Benefit Salmon Valley Trails
To increase synergy between trail users, youth corps, and agency partners, working to improve trails and relationships. This effort will leverage resources and benefit outdoor experiences on the Salmon-Challis.
Salmon-Challis National Forest
http://www.salmonvalley.org

SEEDS Youth Conservation Corps
Metamorphosis
To employ 10 at-risk youth to work on the Baldwin District, Manistee National Forest. Youth will work for up to 10 weeks improving habitat for the federally endangered Karner blue butterfly and pollinators and construct trail.
Huron-Manistee National Forest
http://www.ecoseeds.org

Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy
Imperiled Habitat Restoration and Feral Hog Eradication in the Roan Mountain Natural Heritage Site
To protect the health & diversity of high elevation ecosystems on the Roan Mountain massif by leading efforts to eradicate introduced feral hogs and coordinating volunteers in the removal of invasive blackberry from globally rare ecosystems.
Pisgah and Cherokee National Forests
http://www.appalachian.org

Stanislaus Wilderness Volunteers
Wilderness Ranger Internships
To utilize two interns to provide 1,100 hours of on-the-ground volunteer labor. The interns will assist the Stanislaus National Forest with management of its wilderness areas with an emphasis on maintaining and improving wilderness for recreation.
Stanislaus National Forest
http://www.swv1.org

White River Partnership
Upper White River Forest Health Restoration Project
To improve forest health by restoring riparian buffers, controlling high-priority non-native invasive plant infestations, and engaging community volunteers in hands-on project implementation and lessons-learned activities.
Green Mountain National Forest
http://www.whiteriverpartnership.org

Wild South
Wild South 2016 Community Conservation Corps
To engage a diverse base of volunteers to maintain five distinct natural areas. Our volunteers will remove non-native invasive plant species, maintain trails, and foster appreciation for our forests.
Bankhead National Forest, Talladega National Forest, Pisgah National Forest, De Soto National Forest
http://www.wildsouth.org

WildEarth Guardians
Rio de las Vacas Watershed Restoration on the Santa Fe National Forest
To improve water quality, watershed health, increase wetland habitat, and improve wildlife habitat along a 3.5 mile section of the Rio de las Vacas by planting native riparian vegetation, constructing exclosures, and removing illegal campsites.
Santa Fe National Forest
http://www.wildearthguardians.org

Wildlands Restoration Volunteers
WRV 2016 Partnership for Stewardship
To conduct 33 trail and restoration projects on/near two National Forests (Arapaho Roosevelt Pawnee and Pike San Isabel), from April 2016 to April 2017, involving 1038 volunteers, and yielding over 12,000 volunteer hours, valued at $303,000.
Arapaho Roosevelt National Forest, and Pike San Isabel National Forest
http://www.wlrv.org

Round 2 2016

Arroyo Seco Foundation
San Gabriel Mountains Reforestation Program
To will engage and reconnect to nature all Angelinos with access to the Angeles National Forest, through a diversified range of volunteer work, which will help restore watersheds in Southern California.
Angeles National Forest
http://www.arroyoseco.org

Canaan Valley Institute
Removing a Mining Road and Improving Public Access at the Mower Tract Ecological Restoration Project
To replace an eroded road along an old mining bench and provide a two-mile non-motorized public access to a unique landscape and an expanded trail network. The trail will help visitors interpret legacy mining and restoration impacts.
Monongahela National Forest
http://www.canaanvi.org

Chattooga Conservancy
Native Cane Restoration Project - Phase 4
To ensure the long-term viability of our Native Cane Restoration Project through finalization of a Native Cane Restoration Management Plan; development of a multi-stakeholder supporting partnership; and, critical stewardship of transplanted culms.
Francis Marion and Sumter National Forest
http://www.chattoogariver.org

Conservation Legacy
McPhee Overlook Trail-connecting the town of Dolores, CO to San Juan National Forest
To support the completion of construction of a new seven mile single track non-motorized trail from the town of Dolores to the renowned SJNF Boggy Draw trail system. SCC crews and volunteers will implement the project.
San Juan National Forest
http://www.conservationlegacy.org

Ducks Unlimited Inc.
Promoting Bottomland Hardwood Forest Health and Resiliency at Oakwood Bottoms
To implement science-based adaptation strategies to promote bottomland hardwood forest health and resilience to predicted changes in regional hydrology and climate regimes, with a specific focus on the Oakwood Bottoms Greentree Reservoir.
Shawnee National Forest
http://www.ducks.org

Four Corners School of Outdoor Education
Improving Outdoor Experiences with Canyon Country Youth Corps on Manti La Sal Trails
To employ four Canyon Country Youth Corps crews of Native, underserved, & local youth to build 6 miles of trails over 13 weeks in Manti La Sal Forest that improve recreation resources, while engaging youth in hands-on stewardship projects.
Manti La Sal National Forest
http://www.fourcornersschool.org

Friends of Blackwater
FOB Blackwater Canyon Trail Extravaganza
To introduce young people to conservation on the Monongahela ("the Mon") National Forest in a second year of sustainable trail work. A portion of the Blackwater Rail Trail will be improved to create trail connectors.
Monongahela National Forest
http://www.saveblackwater.org

Friends of Verde River Greenway
Verde River Habitat Improvement Project
To assist our USFS partners in the implementation of an invasive plant removal project on 23 acres along the Verde River as part of a watershed-scale initiative. To engage the community in restoration projects.
Coconino National Forest
http://www.verderivergreenway.org

Grand Canyon Trust
Invasives Removal: Collaborations and Commitments in So. Utah
To remove invasive species within four sites: two contribute to consensus collaboration recommendations; two involve commitments under ten-year Memoranda of Understanding. Each connects landscape-scale projects and decisions.
Fishlake and Manti-La Sal National Forests
http://www.grandcanyontrust.org

Highlands Center for Natural History
ADA accessible trail at the Highlands Center for Natural History in Prescott National Forest
To complete a handicap accessible trail through the newly constructed Discovery Gardens area at the Highlands Center Natural History. It would add 4,200 sq. feet of pavers to a back loop trail in this unique outdoor recreation attraction.
Prescott National Forest
http://www.highlandscenter.org

Mid Klamath Watershed Council
Klamath Community Stewardship Project
To involves local community and youth in on-the-ground efforts to restore salmon habitat, remove prioritized invasive plants, and promote native plants in order to improve watershed health.
Klamath and Six Rivers National Forests
http://www.mkwc.org

Mississippi State University
Restoring Forest Resilience in Northern Mississippi
To restore a more resilient mixed species stand on a storm-damaged section of the Holly Springs National Forest. This effort will lower risk to disturbance and provide a case study for those interested in managing for resilience.
Holly Springs National Forest

Oak Creek Watershed Council
Verde Watershed Ambassadors
To act as on-the-ground liaisons for the Middle Verde Watershed in Coconino National Forest with the local community and visitors alike, organizing litter and pet waste collection efforts to preserve and protect watershed health.
Coconino National Forest
http://www.oakcreekwatershed.org

Sandy River Basin Watershed Council
Community-Based Strategic Habitat Restoration at the USFS Sandy River Delta - Phase II
To improve natural resources and public experience, the Sandy River Basin Watershed Council will engage youth, volunteers, and scientists in stewardship of strategic habitats at the 1,500-acre Sandy River Delta.
Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area
http://www.sandyriver.org

Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation
2016 SBFC Wilderness Trails Volunteer Stewardship Project
To maintain recreation resource connectivity and expand FS capacity through youth and citizen engagement that provides hands-on wilderness stewardship, enjoyable recreation and resource improvements in the FCRONR Wilderness.
Payette and Salmon-Challis National Forests
http://www.selwaybitterroot.org

Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards
Wilderness Field Crew
To improve recreation elements within designated Wilderness across three National Forests. The employment and training provided by this program also helps build conservation leadership of tomorrow.
Cherokee National Forest, National Forests of North Carolina, Chattahoochee - Oconee National Forest
http://www.trailcrews.org

Ventana Wilderness Alliance
Big Sur Backcountry Trails Initiative
To use volunteers and professional crews to restore and maintain system trails that provide access to the Big Sur backcountry. The work will enhance recreational opportunities while protecting wilderness character.
Los Padres National Forest
http://www.ventanawild.org

Yosemite Stanislaus Solution
Rim Fire Restoration Project - Phase 2
To support continued volunteer restoration efforts in the Stanislaus National Forest in the wake of the devastating Rim Fire of 2013. Volunteers will help restore the forest while engaging youth and veterans in stewardship activities.
Stanislaus National Forest