National Forest Foundation

Pacific Northwest and Alaska

Pacific Northwest and Alaska Program

The National Forests in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska have astounding diversity, from coastal temperate rainforests to the dry Ponderosa pine forests near the interior West. These forests provide for an abundance of benefits from wildlife habitat, clean drinking water for our communities and spectacular recreation opportunities. The NFF is working to restore these National Forests for the benefit of future generations.

Tongass and Chugach National Forests, Alaska

More than 2 million people visit Alaska’s Tongass and Chugach National Forests every year for a variety of outdoor recreation experiences. As demand for recreation continues to grow in Alaska so does the need to restore and maintain these special places. The NFF and the Forest Service developed the Alaska Forest Fund to accomplish priority conservation and recreational improvement projects for these National Forests. The Fund, led by the NFF, leverages federal funding with private support from corporations, foundations and individuals.

Photo by Grace Harang

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Washington

The Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest spans the westside of the Cascade Mountains for 140 miles from Canada to Mt. Rainier. The Forest provides drinking water for over 1 million people as well as a multitude of recreation opportunities. As one of our Treasured Landscape sites, we are working to restore recreation areas along the Mt. Loop Highway in the Darrington District. We are also working with tribal and non-native youth from underserved rural and urban communities to connect them to the National Forest, steward the natural resources, and develop options for a career path outdoors.

Photo by Tim Aukshunas

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area features a spectacular river canyon that cuts the only sea-level route through the Cascade Mountain Range. Since 2017, our work has focused on engaging volunteers to reopening the hiking trails in the Columbia Gorge following the Eagle Creek Fire that burned over 48,000 acres.

Photo by Richie Graham Photography

Mt. Hood National Forest, Oregon

Mt. Hood, a dormant volcano that is the centerpiece of this National Forest, is also the highest peak in Oregon. Close to Portland, this National Forest provides drinking water to over 1 million people. Our Treasured Landscape site here focuses on restoring recreation areas, improving habitat for threatened species of salmon and steelhead, and increasing the diversity of youth and volunteer stewards across the Forest.

Umpqua National Forest

The Umpqua National Forest in southern Oregon is home to a wide diversity of plant and tree species, which provides habitat for numerous wildlife species. It may be most known for its salmon and steelhead runs on the Wild and Scenic North Umpqua River. The NFF is working to restore the river and forests to adapt to a changing climate to support wildlife habitat and water resources into the future.

Photo by the Bureau of Land Management.

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