What is the National Forest Foundation?

June 16, 2016 2:34 pm
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The National Forest Foundation – A Brief Overview

The National Forest Foundation is a non-profit Congressionally chartered organization that works very closely with the US Forest Service. Their mission is to engage Americans in caring for our National Forests and our Grasslands. They accomplish this goal in a variety of ways. They highlight the benefits of our forests to the public, by educating them on the variety of recreational experiences these areas provide. This includes Skiing, Canoeing, Swimming, Hiking, Camping and more.

They also promote awareness of the benefits of the eco-system in the forests such as clean air, clean water, protected wildlife and other natural resources found therein. The National Forest Foundation helps enable a connection between private companies or individuals and our public forests to help ensure that our forests will be alive and healthy for future generations.

The National Forest Foundation was created in 1993 by a charter from Congress in order to work with the US Forest Service. Since then the foundation has made it it’s mission to bring communities across the country together with national programs that promote the health and public enjoyment of our National Forest Systems. This is founded by the belief that community should play a large role in determining the future of the 193 million acres of land that make up our nations national forests and grasslands.

They have numerous programs like the National Conservation Campaign, Youth Engagement programs, and Tree-Planting Initiatives that are all aimed at raising awareness for the issues our forests have and the steps the community can take to set things in motion for restoration efforts and more.

They’ve also created the Tree For US program that helps get businesses both big and small involved in a tree planting program. This helps businesses deliver a good message on proper environmental benefits and taking care of our eco-system.

To learn more about the National Forest foundation feel free to visit their website here and see the other programs they’ve initiated over the years. To learn more about AdvantageLumber.com’s involvement with Tree for Us, follow this link.