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.

MAP Program Past Awards

Round 2
2021 Map Grants

Arkansas River Watershed Collaborative

Purgatoire and Cucharas Watersheds Community Stewardship & Forest Health

To advance community stewardship, outdoor experiences, and National Forest health across two sister watersheds in Colorado through on-the-ground 'dirty knees and fingernails' restoration work that engages youth, veterans, and community volunteers.

Pike and San Isabel National Forests & Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands | CO

http://www.https://www.arkcollaborative.org

Borderlands Restoration Network

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 USFS forest thinning, these activities will improve the forest for years to come.

Coronado National Forest | AZ

http://www.borderlandsrestoration.org

Camp Grier

Stewarding Old Fort's Trails on the Pisgah National Forest

To fund a four-week Young Adult Conservation Crew as well as volunteer outreach, recruitment, and coordination for the G5 Trail Collective's Trail for All program in Old Fort, North Carolina.

Pisgah National Forest | NC

https://www.g5trailcollective.org/

Conservation Northwest

Advancing Watershed Health and Sustainable Recreation in the Upper White River Watershed

To improve watershed health in the Upper White River watershed of the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest by safeguarding riparian areas along the Greenwater River from the impacts of unsustainable recreation.

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest | WA

http://www.conservationnw.org

Idaho Trails Association

Payette National Forest Trails Program 2021-2022

To reopen fire-impacted trails in the South Fork Salmon River and French Creek areas, near the growing outdoor recreation hub of McCall, ID. These trail projects will put youth, all-female, and general volunteer crews to work on non-motorized trails.

Payette National Forest | ID

http://www.idahotrailsassociation.org

Kenai Watershed Forum

Stream Watch: Volunteer-Driven River Restoration and Stewardship in Chugach National Forest

To provide river restoration, stewardship, and education by trained volunteers that will benefit ecosystem health while promoting sustainable recreation at the Kenai-Russian River Complex in Chugach National Forest.

Chugach National Forest | AK

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 | OR

http://www.lomakatsi.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

Ecosystem Restoration on National Forest Lands in Central Washington

This integrated project will restore and protect ecosystem function on two National Forest sites and provide paid outdoor experiences for eight young workers. The work will thin a dense forest, restore fish habitat, and protect habitat near a river.

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest and Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area | WA

http://www.midcolumbiafisheries.org

Mountain Studies Institute

Engaging Community in Service Learning Stewardship for a Resilient San Juan National Forest

To engage youth and community volunteers to enhance resilience of San Juan National Forest landscapes by 1) restoring alpine wetlands and watersheds; 2) improving forest health; and 3) managing invasive weeds while providing outdoor experiences.

San Juan National Forest | CO

http://www.mountainstudies.org

Rico Trails Alliance

Circle Trail

To improve a newly-designated non-motorized trail, that will serve as the most direct hiking and mountain biking connection between the small historic mining town of Rico, Colorado and the Black Hawk section of the Colorado Trail.

San Juan National Forest | CO

http://ricotrailsalliance.org

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps

Forest Fuel Reduction and Firewood Distribution

To provide comprehensive workforce training to opportunity youth while they treat a highly vulnerable area of the Carson National Forest. The Project will take place in conjunction with ongoing conservation efforts and community engagement programs.

Carson National Forest | NM

http://www.youthcorps.org

Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy

Restoration of Globally Rare Appalachian Grass and Shrub Bald Habitat - Roan Highlands

To restore globally-endangered Appalachian grass and shrub bald habitats on some of the most beloved and visited sites along the Appalachian Trail in the Roan Highlands by recruiting volunteers to remove invasive and aggressive woody vegetation.

Pisgah and Cherokee National Forests | NC, TN

http://www.appalachian.org

Southern California Mountains Foundation

Deep Creek Restoration

To provide ecological restoration of approximately 20 acres of unauthorized trails/roads located within the Deep Creek watershed of the San Bernardino National Forest.

San Bernardino National Forest | CA

http://www.mountainsfoundation.org

TreePeople

Phase II: Forest Aid Restoration Site & Native Species Maintenance in the Angeles National Forest

To continue necessary maintenance on 10 restoration sites of federally listed endangered species Berberis nevinii in the Copper Fire Burn Area, using 250 local volunteers for weeding of invasives, watering, and stewardship.

Angeles National Forest | CA

http://www.treepeople.org

Tuolumne River Preservation Trust

Tuolumne River Recreational Rehabilitation in the Wild and Scenic Corridor

To improve 10 miles of 6 trails and 12 dispersed campsites/river bars along 18 miles of the Wild & Scenic Tuolumne River with staff and volunteers. To plan and implement riparian tree planting, erosion control and rehabilitation work at these sites.

Stanislaus National Forest | CA

http://www.tuolumne.org

Wild Alabama

Wild Alabama Community Conservation Corps

To integrate forest visitors into solutions for wilderness management challenges that exceed USFS capacity, including trail maintenance and other stewardship such as forest restoration and non-native invasive plant removal.

Bankhead and Talladega National Forests | AL

http://www.wildal.org

Wild South

Wild South Community Conservation Corps

To integrate forest visitors into solutions for wilderness and wild & scenic river management challenges that exceed Forest Service capacity, including the reduction of recreation impacts and the restoration of forest ecosystems.

Cherokee and Pisgah National Forests | NC, TN

http://www.wildsouth.org

Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative

Reducing Road Impacts to Wildlife and Watersheds on the Lolo National Forest

To protect and enhance priority fish and wildlife habitat by using contractors and volunteers to restore ~5 miles of road along Beatrice Creek, securing 1,000 acres of grizzly habitat and reducing road impacts for fish on Lolo National Forest.

Lolo National Forest | MT

https://y2y.net/

Round 1
2021 Map Grants

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

SaddleBrooke Community and Coronado National Forest Invasive Species Management

To engage citizens and to protect and restore the National Forest by engaging the local community and youth to learn about and to manually dig out invasive grass species.
Coronado National Forest | AZ
http://www.desertmuseum.org

Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation

Invasive Weed Management and Treatment in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex 2021

To control the spread of noxious weeds in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex, the foundation will pull or chemically treat identified weeds at six sites. The effort will be led by a Crew Leader and involve dozens of volunteers.
Flathead and Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forests | MT
http://www.bmwf.org

Cascade Forest Conservancy

Cascades Beaver Project

To restore aquatic and riparian habitat and build climate resilience through the reintroduction of beavers to areas they former occupied.

Gifford Pinchot National Forest | WA

http://www.cascadeforest.org

Child & Family Services of Northwestern Michigan, Inc.

Michigan Forest Stewardship Project: Engaging the Next Generation of Forest Stewards

To restore, enhance, and protect openlands, young forests, watersheds, habitats, and recreation opportunities while providing vital skills to vulnerable YouthWork members as they care for our National Forests.

Huron-Manistee and Hiawatha National Forests | MI

http://www.cfsnwmi.org/youthwork

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, indigenous youth in conservation projects in the range and recreation programs, building trails, fencing, and habitat restoration which will introduce them to career possibilities on their federal lands.

Manti La-Sal National Forest | UT

http://www.ccdiscovery.org

Friends of Nevada Wilderness

Volunteer-Driven Conservation Projects on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest

To improve forest health and provide outdoor experiences by engaging volunteers in ongoing, priority projects to control invasive weeds and remove un-needed barbed-wire fencing, thus improving and inspiring a lifelong commitment to forests.

Humbolt-Toiyabe National Forest | NV

http://www.nevadawilderness.org

Friends of Pathways

Mitigating COVID-19 Forest Visitor Impacts

To mitigate the impacts of the record number of users who visited the Bridger-Teton National Forest, looking to escape to the outdoors during the 2020 pandemic, Friends of Pathways will employ a youth trail crew to complete a slate of rehab projects.

Bridger-Teton National Forest | WY

http://www.friendsofpathways.org

Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness

2021 Scotchman Peaks Volunteer Trail Restoration and Recreation Program

To engage community volunteers who will restore, stabilize and maintain trails, reduce sediment, improve forest heath and native trout habitat, while increasing and enhancing recreational opportunities on National Forest lands.

Kootenai and Idaho Panhandle National Forests | ID

http://www.scotchmanpeaks.org

Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness

2021-2022 Superior National Forest Stewardship Project

To improve forest health and recreational resources by engaging volunteers in stewardship projects in the Superior National Forest.

Superior National Forest | MN

http://www.friends-bwca.org

Friends of the Inyo

Trail Projects and Volunteer Engagement on the Inyo, Humboldt-Toiyabe, and Sierra National Forests

To care for the Forest Service lands of the Eastern Sierra through specific trail projects and volunteer engagement for the augmentation of ecosystem health and public engagement.

Inyo, Sierra, and Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forests | CA, NV

http://www.friendsoftheinyo.org

Gila Watershed Partnership of Arizona

Southeastern Arizona Youth Land Stewardship: Engaging Rural Youth

To incorporate a two-week National Forests module into the Southeast Arizona Youth Land Stewardship Program. 10 participants from underserved communities in rural Arizona will complete projects to support sustainable recreation and restoration goals.

Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest | AZ

http://www.https://www.gwpaz.org

Great Burn Conservation Alliance

Forest Stewards Program

To improve recreational experiences and forest health in the northern Bitterroot Mountains through campsite naturalization, trail maintenance, and weed management. This project is carried out by youth and stewardship crews, staff and volunteers.

Lolo and Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests | MT

http://www.greatburn.org

Green Forests Work

Engaging the Appalachian Conservation Corps in the Ecological Restoration of Coal Mines

To provide young adults and veterans with training and work opportunities through the ecological restoration of degraded lands in our National Forests.

Monongahela and Daniel Boone National Forests | KY, WV

http://www.greenforestswork.org

New Mexico Wilderness Alliance

Gila National Forest Stewardship, Trails, and Rehabilitation

To address trail maintenance, stewardship and rehabilitation projects in the Gila National Forest while engaging youth and diverse and under-served community members, and educating the public on wilderness principles and best practices.

Gila National Forest | NM

http://www.nmwild.org

Nez Perce Tribe

Nez Perce Tribe Youth Cultural Enrichment Academy

To host an annual Youth Cultural Enrichment Academy focusing on understanding ecosystem functions by working firsthand on watershed and habitat restoration projects integrating cultural knowledge and food gathering activities.

Nez Perce Clearwater National Forest | ID

Oregon Natural Desert Association

Restoring Riparian Ecosystem Functions and Trail Conditions on the Malheur and Fremont-Winema NF

To restore creeks in the Malheur National Forest and improve public access and safety in the Fremont-Winema National Forest while expanding public understanding of natural resources.

Malheur and Fremont-Winema National Forests | OR

http://www.onda.org

Sandy River Watershed Council

Sandy River Cold Water Refuge Habitat Restoration

To maintain Sandy River temperatures as a cold water sanctuary for Columbia River migrating salmon and steelhead trout, by removing invasive weeds and planting riparian vegetation to shade and provide structure by a Native American Work Force Team.

Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area | OR

https://sandyriver.org/

Seeds

Hearts in the Woods: Inspiring Community and Forest Health

To restore foraging and breeding habitats for early successional wildlife species and improve recreational opportunities such as wildlife viewing, hunting, and hiking trails within the Huron-Manistee National Forests.

Huron-Manistee National Forest | MI

http://www.ecoseeds.org

Southern Utah University

Dixie National Forest Wilderness Trail Restoration and Youth Stewardship Project

To restore trails, improve visitor experience, and promote responsible recreation by repairing 44 miles of Wilderness trails with five youth, hosting six volunteer trail patrollers, and facilitating two Leave-No-Trace trainings.

Dixie National Forest | UT

http://www.suu.edu

Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association

General Creek Watershed Trail Maintenance

To repair and upgrade neglected and damaged trail infrastructure in the General Creek watershed, to provide future connectivity options and enhance the recreation opportunities on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe.

Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit | CA

http://www.tamba.org

TEENS Inc.

Buffalo Creek Recreation Area & Indian Creek Non-Motorized Trail Maintenance

To maintain and improve trails in the heavily utilized Buffalo Creek and Indian Creek Recreation Areas, TEENS, Inc.’s TeamWorks crews will collaborate to correct erosion, promote recreation resource connectivity, and improve forest health.

Pike National Forest | CO

http://www.teensinc.org

The Forest Stewards Guild

Forest Stewards Youth Corps Leadership Development and Fire and Fuels Crew Extension

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 Nature Connection

The Nature Connection: Wilderness Trail Crew Job Pathway Program

To employ and provide mentorship opportunities for diverse local youth on a wilderness trail crew. Students will work alongside agency and non-profit staff to maintain and improve trails seeing an explosive growth in use due to the pandemic.

Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forest | CO

http://thenatureconnection.net

Trout Unlimited

Spread Creek Fish Passage Project Phase 2

To support native fisheries conservation in the Spread Creek watershed through eliminating entrainment, ensuring unimpeded migration, and protecting streambank and channel stability on National Forest System lands.

Bridger-Teton National Forest | WY

http://www.tu.org

Upper Gila Watershed Alliance

Tamarisks and Trails

To eradicate invasive tamarisk along 45 miles of the Gila River in the Gila Wilderness Area and to maintain at least 25 miles of trails in the Gila Wilderness Area.

Gila National Forest | NM

http://www.ugwa.org

Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado

Volunteers Invest in Colorado's Forests

To improve recreational amenities and ecological resiliency in two National Forests, including one Wilderness area, by engaging at least 92 unique volunteers on six hands-on trail rehabilitation and ecological restoration projects.

Pike-San Isabel and Rio Grande National Forests | CO

http://www.voc.org

Walama Restoration Project

Invasive Vegetation Management in Oregon's White River Watershed

To remove invasive vegetation across 296 acres in the Mt. Hood National Forest. These activities are a collaborative effort that will include community engagement with the direction of professional crews to improve forest health improvement projects.

Mt. Hood National Forest | OR

http://www.walamarestoration.org/

Washington Trails Association

Gifford Pinchot National Forest Trail Restoration Project

To maintain and improve trails in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest by mobilizing a network of volunteers and community partners to conduct trail maintenance on 28 trails, creating a sustainable trail system for generations to come.

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 and Finger Lakes National Forest | VT

http://www.whiteriverpartnership.org

Yaak Valley Forest Council

Restoration and Recreation in the Yaak Watershed

To improve native trout habitat, promote native vegetation in riparian ecosystems, and provide recreation opportunities on healthy National Forest lands by conducting weed abatement, sediment reduction, and trail maintenance projects.

Kootenai National Forest | MT

http://www.yaakvalley.org

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

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 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 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

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
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