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Stories From the Forest

Here are a few more detailed examples of how the contributions of our members and supporters are making a positive impact on our world this year.


Bayfield County Forest Bayfield County Forest

Tucked in the quiet of northern Wisconsin, Bayfield County Forest covers 170,000 acres. The area serves as a draw for fishermen as well as a retreat for recreation — with 78 miles of walking trails, 30 miles of cross country ski trails, and 17 miles of mountain bike trails.

Custer Gallatin National Forest Custer Gallatin National Forest

Encompassing more than 3 million acres of breathtaking and diverse terrain, Gallatin National Forest is a vital component of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The more than 100-year-old National Forest is a recreational destination for all ages and offers a wide range of activities for all seasons.

Monongahela National Forest Monongahela National Forest

Tucked in the northcentral highlands of West Virginia, this National Forest encompasses one of the most ecologically diverse areas in the United States. Visitors can explore hiking trails, meander the backroads, and take in breathtaking mountain vistas in this 900,000-acre forest.

Nebraska National Forest Nebraska National Forest

The rugged and forested landscape of the Nebraska National Forest’s Pine Ridge District is a rare and wonderful treat amid the central plains. Visitors are drawn to the area by 80 miles of hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails that wind through breathtaking terrain that you would never guess was in Nebraska.

Rio Grande National Forest Rio Grande National Forest

Heralded as an undiscovered jewel of Colorado, Rio Grande National Forest spans 1.83 million acres of diverse landscape. The high peaks, geological wonders, and steep river canyons are all part of the spectacular scenery that beckons adventurers from near and far.

Big Thicket National Preserve Big Thicket National Preserve

This beautiful national preserve was established to protect a convergence of nine different in southeast Texas — everything from longleaf pine forests to cypress-lined bayous. The incredible diversity of life is enjoyed by visitors hiking the trails and paddling the waterways that wind through the area.

Umpqua National Forest Umpqua National Forest

Umpqua National Forest is home to nearly 1 million acres of spectacular scenery — including several magnificent waterfalls — outside Roseburg, Oregon. Visitors enjoy hiking, camping, fishing, boating, and wildlife viewing amid the quiet solitude that draws you in.

Withlacoochee State Forest Withlacoochee State Forest

Named one of the "10 Coolest Places You've Never Been in North America," Withlacoochee State Forest is a haven for the outdoor enthusiast. Tourists and locals alike are drawn there for plenty of adventure including hiking, biking, horseback riding, fishing, camping, and wildlife viewing.