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Project Description

Forest Conservation

National Forest Foundation

Established in 1933

Mission Statement: Engage Americans in promoting the health and public enjoyment of our National Forests

Maximizing your PocketChange

For every dollar spent…

Impacts & Achievements:

Some of the highlights

CEO Salary: 2.45% of expenses

  • By the numbers (Since 2001):
    • 8.3 Million trees planted
    • 182,001 acres of wildlife habitat restored
    • 897,956 acres of fuel reduction completed or planned
    • 161,518 volunteers engaged in the on-the-ground conservation projects
    • Grant programs have a growing $6.9 million budget that helps us further leverage restoration projects
    • Invested over $42 million in restoration and stewardship projects
    • Leverages every $1 invested through on-the-ground projects into $3.11 in conservation results through matching contribution

Featured Programs:

How the National Forest Foundation is making a difference

Conservation Connect Program

This program helps develop common visions for forests among divergent interest groups, and increase the capacity and effectiveness of local community nonprofit organizations. Through this program, the NFF offers facilitation, collaboration services, training, mentoring, and more.

Strategic Communications

A comprehensive approach to share important information about the values that America’s National Forests provide benefiting human and wildlife communities through traditional media channels and social media.

Trees for US

A rapidly growing tree-planting program provides a measurable way to make a significant difference for our National Forests and the citizens who treasure them. With our reforestation partner, the U.S. Forest Service, the NFF restores National Forests that have been damaged by natural events like wildfires, hurricanes, floods, and insect infestations.

Grant Programs

A suite of grant programs supports local stewardship organizations to accomplish on-the-ground conservation work and build internal capacity in order to increase the impact and benefits to their community, environment, and economy.

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