California Program - Southern California & Sierra Nevada
With 20 percent of California designated as National Forests, the state features a diverse range of forests but also faces numerous challenges.
In the Sierra Nevada near Lake Tahoe, we are working closely with Forest Service and local partners to ensure the health of the Truckee, American, and Yuba River watersheds for generations to come.
Southern California Forest Fund
The National Forest Foundation established the Southern California Forest Fund to restore the health and vitality of Southern California’s National Forests – the Cleveland, San Bernardino, Los Padres, and Angeles National Forests. The need for greater investments in these forests that prioritizes wildfire resiliency, forest restoration, and community protection has never been more urgent. We have created the Southern California Forest Fund to receive these urgently needed funds.
Lake Tahoe West Restoration Partnership
This partnership is a new inter-agency effort to restore the resiliency of Lake
Tahoe’s western forests, watersheds, recreational opportunities, and
communities to climate change, drought, bark beetles, and other
stressors. The science and stakeholder-driven collaborative process
encompasses 74,000 acres of federal, state, local, and private lands.