The Smokey Bear Stewardship Fund is a program that improves recreation and forest health in and around the iconic Smokey Bear Ranger District – near Ruidoso, NM.
Through the Smokey Bear Stewardship Fund, the National Forest Foundation (NFF) works with local businesses and the Village of Ruidoso to:
- Create and restore trails;
- Enhance recreational facilities, signage, and access around town and on National Forests; and
- Improve overall forest health and resilience.
The Smokey Bear Stewardship Fund gives participants an easy way to have a say in the lands they use and to maintain the local economy — which is based significantly on outdoor tourism — so everyone thrives.