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Pacific Northwest and Alaska

Photo by NFF

Pacific Northwest and Alaska Program

The National Forests in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska have astounding diversity, from coastal temperate rainforests to the dry Ponderosa pine forests near the interior West. These forests provide for an abundance of benefits from wildlife habitat, clean drinking water for our communities and spectacular recreation opportunities. The NFF is working to restore these National Forests for the benefit of future generations.

Tongass and Chugach National Forests, Alaska

More than 2 million people visit Alaska’s Tongass and Chugach National Forests every year for a variety of outdoor recreation experiences. As demand for recreation continues to grow in Alaska so does the need to restore and maintain these special places. The NFF and the Forest Service developed the Alaska Forest Fund to accomplish priority conservation and recreational improvement projects for these National Forests. The Fund, led by the NFF, leverages federal funding with private support from corporations, foundations and individuals.

Photo by Grace Harang

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area features a spectacular river canyon that cuts the only sea-level route through the Cascade Mountain Range. Since 2017, our work has focused on engaging volunteers to reopening the hiking trails in the Columbia Gorge following the Eagle Creek Fire that burned over 48,000 acres.

Photo by Richie Graham Photography

Umpqua National Forest

On the Umpqua National Forest, our work is hyperlocal and responsive to the needs of the Forest Service and the community. Our partnership with the Umpqua National Forest began in earnest in August 2020 when we hired our Umpqua Restoration Program Coordinator to support strategic planning, partnership coordination, fundraising, and project management.

Photo by the Bureau of Land Management.


Patrick Shannon

Pacific Northwest and Alaska Program Director