The National Forest Foundation (NFF), with the generous support of public agencies and private organizations, is restoring the Big Tujunga watershed by removing the invasive weed Arundo donax. The watershed-based restoration program will implement the following practices: manual removal of invasive plants, removal of invasive plants using herbicide, re-vegetation of native species, and maintenance and monitoring. The project is targeting a coverage area of 50 acres over a five-year period.
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The Forest Service has introduced three bulls and 23 cows to their new 1,200-acre enclosure at Midewin. Through strategic management efforts, Midewin’s staff hope to see positive changes for prairie health. The experiment will explore how bison grazing patterns support the tallgrass ecosystem and how the bison’s grazing will benefit grassland bird habitat. Lastly, the experiment will see if bison can safely be used a restoration tool across more than 1,200 acres.
Pink Jeep Tours has announced a partnership with the National Forest Foundation that will help protect the Oak Creek and Verde River watersheds by funding restoration projects on the Coconino National Forest. Through the partnership, Pink Jeep Tours will collect donations from its customers for the Northern Arizona Forest Fund, a program developed by the NFF and Salt River Project that is designed to improve forest health and water quality in the Salt and Verde River watersheds.
The Scottsdale City Council has approved a three-year partnership with the National Forest Foundation (NFF) to help protect Scottsdale’s water supply. The NFF’s work will consist of watershed improvement projects on National Forest lands in northern Arizona.
In cooperation with the Forest Service, the National Forest Foundation partnered with Avista Utilities to put large wood back into Lighting Creek to enhance the habitat for the benefit of native bull trout and westslope cutthroat trout. This work to install log and rootwad structures (sometimes referred to as “engineered log jams,”) at 28 locations along Lightning Creek was completed this summer.
Through a partnership between the National Forest Foundation and the Northwest Youth Corps, with support from the Equinox Foundation at Inland Northwest Community Foundation, 10 youth and their crew leaders is working to construct two miles of new trail to create a long-awaited public access point to the very popular Beetop-Roundtop Trail near Sandpoint, Idaho.
In the midst of a staggering five-year drought, the National Forest Foundation has secured commitments from a group of water-conscious corporations to restore watersheds on the newly-designated San Gabriel Mountains National Monument.
With wildfires having burned over 9.2 million acres in the U.S. so far in 2015, REI, one of the world’s leading outdoor retailers, has partnered with the National Forest Foundation to support post-fire restoration efforts to spur recovery and prevent further damage in National Forests and surrounding communities adversely impacted by wildfire.
With support from the Batchelor Foundation, the NFF is working with the Forest Service and Boy Scout leaders to establish a long-term partnership agreement between the Ocala National Forest, the Central Florida Council of Scouts, the North Florida Council of Scouts and Camp La No Che.