Forests are Awesome

Photo by Violetta Butler

How Well do You Know Earth's Oddities?

This Earth Month, we are celebrating all of the awe-inspiring plants and animals that call forests home with our Earth Month Trivia contest. Did you know you can find more than 3,000 species of wildlife and more than 400 federally listed threatened and endangered species on National Forests?

Put your knowledge of Earth's oddities to the test and sign up for Earth Month Trivia starting April 15. Five lucky winners who answer each question correctly will receive 100 trees planted in their honor and an NFF swag bag to keep forests AWEsome. Will you be one of them?

(Pro tip: If you follow us on social you might pick up some cool facts that will help you out)

Do you know more about the wonders of National Forests than your friends and family? Prove it! Share your Earth Month Trivia score on social media and challenge your friends to sign up!

Keep forests AWEsome this Earth Month... and every month!

For this month only, new monthly donors of $25 or more to Holistic Reforestation will receive brand-new reforestation stickers!*

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Support Wildlife Through Reforestation

The National Forest Foundation's reforestation program helps restore wildlife habitat that has been charred by high intensity wildfires, fragmented by insect and disease outbreaks, and degraded by other natural disturbances. Here are just a few of the wild and wonderful creatures you support when you give the gift of reforestation.

Gopher Tortoise

The gopher tortoise can burrow up to 40 feet deep. That is the length of a school bus! These burrows provide refuge for more than 350 animals, including snakes, frogs, and small mammals in the longleaf pine forests this tortoise calls home.

Once abundant across the southeast, longleaf pine forests now cover only 3% of their historic range. Each year, we plant thousands of longleaf pine seedlings to help re-establish this iconic southern pine and keep forests wonderful and wild places for the gopher tortoise to keep digging.

Chinook Salmon

Chinook salmon use their keen sense of smell to guide them back to their home stream when it is time to breed. Salmon are so sensitive to smell that they can distinguish chemicals down to one part per million!

Even in the water, salmon rely on the forests that surround their freshwater homes. Streamside vegetation keeps the water cool and provides food for young salmon. Tree roots stabilize stream banks and keep the water clean. Even fallen trees provide shelter for young fish. That is why planting trees is part of our holistic approach to restoring salmon habitat on Resurrection Creek on the Chugach National Forest in Alaska.

Photo by the U.S. Forest Service

Grizzly Bear

Male grizzly bears need a home range of up to 600 square miles (that is roughly twice the size of New York City!).

Today, these icons of the free-roaming West only inhabit around 2% of their former range in the contiguous U.S.. Each year, the NFF plants thousands of whitebark pines to restore this crucial habitat. At elevations of up to 12,000 feet, whitebark pine cones are one of the only food sources for many high-elevation dwellers, including grizzly bears looking for an autumn feast before a well-deserved winter.

Join Holistic Reforestation today!

For this month only, new monthly donors of $25 or more to Holistic Reforestation will receive brand-new reforestation stickers!*

Every month, creatures and critters who call forests home have more habitat and AWEsome tree-filled space to explore thanks to the holistic reforestation of National Forests. You can support these little guys every month, too.

If you believe it’s critical to protect the holistic health of National Forests, become a core supporter this Earth Month, and every month.

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The National Forest Foundation works hard to maximize your donations. We are proud that we invest 80% of every donation in conservation programs.