This partnership will address critical reforestation needs across the National Forest System.
The National Forest Foundation (NFF) announced today that the public can donate to the White River National Forest Restoration Fund to support critical restoration work on the forest including areas recently burned by the Grizzly Creek Fire.
In the second grant round of 2020, the NFF’s Matching Awards Program invested more than $600,000 in 22 on-the-ground conservation projects. Each project was proposed and will be led by local nonprofit organizations across the country.
Phase one trail construction will begin this week on the Cutthroat Trail, a roughly 5.5-mile trail situated above the East Fork of Hermosa Creek on the Columbine Ranger District. This new multiple-use trail will be accessible to E-bikes, hikers, horseback riders, and mountain bikers wanting to explore the Hermosa area, and will be the first non-motorized trail open to E-Bikes. Public use of the trail will not be allowed during phase one construction, which will be complete September 30th.
Lake Tahoe West partners have released an interactive “story map” to explain ongoing and proposed actions to restore forests and watersheds across 59,000 acres of Lake Tahoe’s west shore.
Funding will provide support for deferred maintenance backlog of five federal land management agencies, including the U.S. Forest Service.
2020 marks the third year of the Conservation Connect Fellowship program. This year we have nine Fellows from the University of Montana, Vermont Law School, Yale, Cal State LA, and the University of Michigan. Fellows are working on a variety of projects from an analysis of collaborative groups in Idaho and Montana to increasing volunteer engagement in Colorado.
The Kaibab National Forest, in partnership with Coconino County, the National Forest Foundation, and the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management, began technical steep slope forest restoration and fuels reduction work on the mountain in September 2019. This
Local stewardship fund invests over $111,000 in priority stewardship projects.
A long-term solution for meeting Hopi and Navajo home energy needs is underway