The Matching Awards Program invested $547,000 in 18 on-the-ground projects. Conservation work will take place on several National Forests across the country supporting themes of Outdoor Experiences and Forest Health. These projects provide a lasting impact to the land, water, and wildlife of the National Forest System.
At the annual Tahoe Lake Summit this week, President Obama recognized our efforts and specifically noted the $4 million we’ve raised and invested in this iconic landscape. We are honored that the President highlighted our work and our collaborative approach to conservation.
Private philanthropy will catalyze additional 1,800 acres of restoration of native tallgrass prairie habitat, kicking off the largest single tallgrass prairie restoration effort east of the Mississippi.
The National Forest Foundation (NFF) and U.S. Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region (USFS) are pleased to announce the recipients of $158,000 in grants to improve landscape conditions, forest health and water quality in California.
The National Forest Foundation (NFF) announced today that it submitted an innovative carbon offset methodology to the American Carbon Registry for approval. Once approved, the proposed methodology will allow for the generation of verified carbon offsets from forest restoration projects on National Forest lands in the southwestern U.S.
This year we are completing a project to improve water quality in the middle and lower reaches of Goat Creek by rock armoring stream crossings at key sites on heavily-traveled forest roads in the drainage.
NFF announces over $100,000 in funding for work on the Lincoln National Forest. Generous donations from lift ticket sales through our Ski Conservation Fund partner Ski Apache will support projects by Conservation Legacy and Ecoservants.
As National Get Outdoors Month begins, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that the U.S. Forest Service and partners have invested over $11 million to support work and training opportunities for more than 1,500 youth and veterans on national forests and grasslands in fiscal year 2016. The funds support the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC), a public-private initiative to connect America’s youth and veterans with job opportunities that conserve and sustain our natural and cultural resources.
This was a gathering of partners, friends and collaborators who came together to celebrate the completion of the National Forest Foundation’s “Tale of Two Rivers” Treasured Landscapes, Unforgettable Experiences campaign. The NFF, working in coordination with the Forest Service, leveraged more than $4 million to restore Whychus Creek and the Metolius River, both National Wild and Scenic Rivers. These rivers are truly treasured landscapes and are highly valued by the community of Sisters and the many people who hike or fish these rivers.
The National Forest Foundation is pleased to announce an expansion of our partnership with Polaris Industries Inc. to improve trail conditions in our National Forests. Polaris’ $107,000 donation to the NFF will improve motorized recreation opportunities on two off-highway-vehicle (OHV) trails in Minnesota and Arizona.