National Forest Foundation

Pacific Northwest

Pacific Northwest Program

The Pacific Northwest’s National Forests have astounding diversity, from the temperate rainforests along the coast to the dry Ponderosa pine forests near the interior West. These forests provide for an abundance of benefits from remote areas for wildlife, clean drinking water for our communities and spectacular recreation opportunities. The NFF is working to restore these National Forests by supporting forest collaborative restoration and working with community partners on forest stewardship.


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.

photo by U.S. Forest Service

Treasured Landscapes

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.

Mt. Hood National Forest Treasured Landscape
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Treasured Landscape
Deschutes National Forest Treasured Landscape

Photo by Ken Homan

Deschutes National Forest, Oregon


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