National Forest Foundation

Southern Rockies Region

Southern Rockies Region

Supporting efforts in Colorado and Arizona, the Southern Rockies Regional programs connect Americans to their National Forests and unite restoration work.


National Forests provide Colorado citizens and visitors with more than 14.5 million acres of recreation opportunities, wildlife habitat, wilderness and watersheds.

Treasured Landscapes

Through the Find Your Fourteener Campaign, we aim to increase the pace and scale of trail improvements and ecological restoration on Colorardo's Fourteeners through development of collaborative partnerships, building local capacity, and increasing the number of skilled crews and trained volunteers on the ground each field season. At Camp Hale on the White River National Forest, we are restoring the watershed for the future and preserving the rich history for generations to come. On the Pike National Forest, we worked closely together with partners to support the forest’s recovery from the Hayman Fire of 2002.

Find Your Fourteener Campaign
White River National Forest Treasured Landscape
Pike National Forest Treasured Landscape

Steven C. DeWitt Jr.

The headwaters of the Eagle River at Camp Hale on the White River National Forest.

Stewardship Funds

Through partnerships with Vail, Keystone, Breckenridge, Beaver Creek, Copper Mountain, Arapahoe Basin, Winter Park, Purgatory, Monarch Mountain, Telluride and Wolf Creek ski areas, we’re helping visitors to the National Forests give back to the places where they play. At participating ski areas, visitors simply donate a dollar per room night at hotels or give a little extra when purchasing a lift ticket to support restoration and stewardship projects on surrounding National Forests. In some locations, additional businesses have joined the local community fund to expand the resources available for on-the-ground projects in surrounding National Forests.

Learn more about Stewardship Funds.

Photo by Jack Affleck


From towering ponderosa pine forests to Sonoran desert landscapes, Arizona’s National Forests offer almost 12 million acres of recreation opportunities and diverse wildlife habitat, and also provide vital surface water supplies to downstream users in the greater Phoenix metropolitan areas.

>>>StoryMap - Big Picture: Health and Function of Arizona's Watersheds

The Importance of Arizona's National Forests

This video takes you on a journey to explore the forested watersheds of northern Arizona that provide a clean, reliable source of water that supports Arizona's economy and way of life. Learn what is being done to keep these forests healthy and how you can help by getting involved and investing in forest restoration projects through the Northern Arizona Forest Fund.


The Northern Arizona Forest Fund provides an easy way for businesses and residents of Arizona to invest in the lands and watersheds they depend on. The NAFF supports high priority restoration projects on National Forests in the Salt and Verde River watersheds that reduce wildfire risk, improve streams and wetlands, enhance wildlife habitat, restore native plants, and limit erosion and sediment into Arizona streams, rivers, and reservoirs.

Learn more about the Norther Arizona Forest Fund.

Protecting C.C. Cragin Reservoir

In partnership with the Salt River Project, City of Payson, Bureau of Reclamation and the Forest Service, the NFF is supporting efforts to proactively improve the health and resiliency of the forests and watersheds that surround C.C. Cragin Reservoir - the primary municipal water sources for the city of Payson.

Learn more about the Cragin Watershed Protection Project.

Trees for Change

For as little as $3 a month, Salt River Project customers can support the Trees for Change program. SRP uses 100% of customers' contributions for tree-planting projects, and matches every dollar customers contribute up to $120,000. Working with the NFF since 2010, SRP and its customers have planted more than a half million trees and revitalized 2,560 acres of National Forests scorched by wildfires.

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