Stewards of our Forests:
The National Forest Foundation
Chartered by Congress as the nonprofit partner of the U.S. Forest Service, the National Forest Foundation works to enhance our national forests. “We take pride in being the only national conservation nonprofit focused solely on national forests and grasslands,” says Mary Mitsos, president of the National Forest Foundation. “We work every day to restore these lands and connect all Americans to the benefits they provide.”
The National Forest System’s 154 national forests, 20 national grasslands and one tall grass prairie makeup 193 million acres, more than double the total area of America’s 59 national parks. “Visitors find vast wildernesses, legendary rivers and fascinating landmarks across the National Forest System, often without the crowds they’d encounter in our national parks,” Mitsos says.