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Fireshed Partner Spotlight: National Forest Foundation

January 9, 2023

Chartered by Congress, the National Forest Foundation was created with a simple mission: bring people together to restore and enhance our National Forests and Grasslands.

In the Rocky Mountain Region, the National Forest Foundation (NFF) is restoring forest health and improving outdoor experiences. The NFF leads large-scale fuel reduction projects to mitigate wildfire risk, protect watersheds, and enhance wildlife habitat. They often focus on cross-boundary projects, like the Northern Colorado Fireshed Collaborative, that benefit all lands or on projects that help National Forests recover from wildfires.

The NFF works hand in hand with the U.S. Forest Service and state and local partners to accelerate forest health and watershed improvements through mechanical and low-tech, process-based approaches. In addition, they improve outdoor experiences by improving trails, campgrounds, trailheads, cabins, and other recreation sites. They often lead this work in concert with nonprofit partners and contractors around the state.

“The National Forest Foundation (NFF) is pleased to be part of the Northern Colorado Fireshed Collaborative (NCFC). The NFF’s recently launched the Northern Colorado Fireshed Fund and is convening and facilitating the NCFC Investment Committee to guide Fireshed Fund investments to support forest resilience and collaborative projects.”

– Emily Olsen, Sr. Director of Conservation Programs, National Forest Foundation