National Forest Foundation

Northern Arizona Forest Fund

A Valuable Investment in our Watersheds

Northern Arizona Forest Fund

Without intervention, the health of our forests and watersheds will continue to decline, and high-severity wildfires and increased degradation of our water ways will only get worse. The Northern Arizona Forest Fund (NAFF) was established in partnership between the Salt River Project (SRP) and the NFF to address these declining forest health concerns in the Salt and Verde River watersheds which are the sources of irrigation, commercial, and municipal water supplies for millions of Arizonans in the Greater Phoenix Metropolitan area.

The NAFF provides an easy way for businesses and residents of Arizona to invest in the lands and watersheds they depend on. These are the special places that are the source of our drinking water, the places we go to in the hot summer months, and the home to many valuable species of fish and wildlife.

We all benefit from the restoration of the watersheds, and we all have a role to play!

With declining forest health and tighter federal budgets, local partnerships and active stewardship are more critical than ever. The NAFF’s projects will reduce wildfire risk, improve streams and wetlands, enhance wildlife habitat, restore native plants, and limit erosion and sediment into Arizona streams, rivers, and reservoirs. The NAFF’s projects will also create jobs and provide volunteer opportunities in local communities through partnerships with local conservation and stewardship groups.

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Mogollon Rim District fire crew managing the prescription burn.

Click here to download the 2018 NAFF Annual Report (PDF).

Click here to download the NAFF September 2018 Update (PDF).

Click here to read the 2017 NAFF Annual Report (PDF).

Low intensity surface fire burning small diameter trees and forest understory in Upper Beaver Creek Project area.

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