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.
These cherished landscapes continue to be threatened by wildfires, invasive pests, and droughts. Without continued support and restoration, we risk the health of local forests and watersheds, and the loss of recreation opportunities across Southern California.
Over half of California’s population calls Southern California home. Many of these 20 million people live within an hour’s drive of a National Forest. Hundreds of thousands of these residents live along the foothills or within the 3.5 million acres of National Forests in the region. Over 5 million people visit these Forests each year, making them some of the most heavily used in the country.
National Forests also provide over half of California’s water supply. Without restoration of our watersheds, the quality and quantity of Southern California’s local water supply is at risk.