National Forests and Grasslands provide Americans with 193-million spectacular acres of wildlands.
- 9,126 miles of scenic byways to drive
- 148,295 miles of trails to hike
- 4,418 miles of wild and scenic rivers to float
- 5,107 campgrounds in which to pitch our tents
- And 328 natural pools to swim in
All this and the chance to see elk and bear, ducks and deer, trout and trees, thousands of species of plants and animals, and billions of stars in a midnight sky.
Founded by Congress in 1991, the National Forest Foundation works with the U.S. Forest Service to care for these natural treasures for the millions of visitors they receive each year and for you, and those who come after you.
The National Forest Foundation brings people together to restore and enhance our National Forests and Grasslands. As the nonprofit partner of the U.S. Forest Service, we engage America in community-based and national programs that promote the health and public enjoyment of the National Forest System. We also administer private gifts of funds and land for the benefit of the National Forests.