You may know some of our country's most famous national parks by name–Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Shenandoah National Park, Everglades National Park–but chances are you live much closer to a national forest. These often overlooked but just as splendid public lands are far more numerous than their national park counterparts and much more accessible to most.
The unprecedented number of visitors to public lands during the COVID-19 pandemic has overwhelmed agencies like the U.S. Forest Service, and officials are asking people to stay safe and clean up after themselves this Labor Day Weekend.
Today, 26 forward-looking companies, cities, and organizations across the US announced they will help combat extreme heat and wildfires, as well as other adverse effects of climate change, by conserving, restoring, and growing more than 855 million trees. Healthy forests are a critical nature-based solution for the climate crisis and these pledges mark the launch of the US chapter of 1t.org, the global trillion trees movement.
The National Forest Foundation announced this week that it is taking donations to help with restoration efforts in the White River National Forest, specifically in areas impacted by the Grizzly Creek Fire.
The National Forest Foundation on Tuesday announced that the White River National Forest Restoration Fund was accepting donations that will go toward restoration work on the forest that was burned by the fire.
REI Co-op today announced its 2020 grant partners, an investment that will total more than $6 million and touch more than 400 nonprofit partners this year. Funds in 2020 will support stewardship work to build and maintain local trails, parks, campgrounds and public lands, and connect people to the outdoors.
The Subaru ‘Love Promise’ is a common theme in Subaru marketing. We’ve seen dogs, babies, and dads tug auto our heartstrings while Subaru reminds that love is ‘what makes a Subaru a Subaru.’ This new project is especially stirring. Following the devastation of the recent wildfires in California, Subaru enacted the Subaru Forester re-foresting project.
The Japanese automaker announces a commitment to reforesting parts of the state in new spot.
Nearly 300 cords of firewood have been delivered so far from the Coconino National Forest with more on the way from the Coconino and Kaibab. The program also gives jobs to Native workers with Ancestral Lands crews. It’s funded by donations through the NFF's Northern Arizona Forest Fund.
The VF Foundation, the private grantmaking organization funded by VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC), one of the world's largest apparel, footwear, and accessories companies, recently announced the recipients of its gifting cycle totaling $7.3 million in investments to 80 organizations around the world. The investments include $5 million in support of environmental justice and protection, social and economic equity, and community impact grants, and more than $2 million for disaster relief and global COVID-19 support.