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.
For a second consecutive year, partners of the Northern Arizona Forest Fund volunteered to help improve Arizona’s Oak Creek watershed on the Coconino National Forest as part of a Friends of the Forest® Volunteer Day. SanTan Brewing Company, Pink Jeep Tours, Nackard Beverages and Salt River Project all came together for the volunteer day, turning out 27 volunteers.
In celebration of Earth Day, Boxed Water Is Better and the National Forest Foundation (NFF) announce the return of ReTree, a partnership between the two organizations aiming to plant more than 200,000 trees in 2016.
The Matching Awards Program invested $927,000 in 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.
The U.S. Forest Service recognized Trout Unlimited and the Tahoe National Forest Fisheries Biologist for stream restoration work on the Tahoe. The work supports the NFF’s Treasured Landscapes campaign efforts.
The National Forest Foundation announced today the winners of the 2015 Barrett Foundation Business Concept Challenge. This unique business concept competition awards the best entrepreneurial approaches that solve one or more of the challenges facing America’s 193-million-acre National Forest System.
To ensure consistent quality of their award-winning Southwestern Style Ales and the longevity of their business, SanTan Brewing Company is teaming up with Crescent Crown Distributing and the National Forest Foundation (NFF) to launch “Tap to Top,” a campaign that helps Phoenix area residents understand where their water (and beer) comes from.
On November 8, 2015, a crisp but gorgeous fall day, a group of community stewards volunteered for a Friends of the Forest® volunteer restoration project to help out the bull trout in Goat Creek on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.
The National Forest Foundation and partners recently completed the final project of the NFF’s Treasured Landscapes: Unforgettable Experiences campaign site on the Deschutes National Forest. The Whychus Overlook is now open to the public and offers a wonderful site to view the amazing scenery that the Sisters Ranger District has to offer.