Pacific Northwest Program
ALASKA FOREST FUND
More than 2 million people visit Alaska’s Tongass and Chugach National Forests every year for a variety of outdoor recreation experiences like boating, fishing, kayaking, hiking, biking, skiing and camping. Demand for sustainable recreation continues to grow in Alaska and there is a 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 enhancement projects for these National Forests. The Fund, led by the NFF, leverages federal funding with private support from corporations, foundations, individuals, and nonprofit organizations.
We are working on the Mt. Hood National Forest in Oregon to restore and enhance recreation opportunities, increase the water quality and quantity of our drinking water and recruit youth from underserved populations to conduct restoration across the Forest. In the Methow Valley of Washington we are working with communities to support sustainable recreation and remediate the effects of climate change on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.