For more than 20 years, NFWF and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service (FS) have worked together to conserve forested land through stewardship and watershed restoration programs. Through this relationship, NFWF has grown $36.7 million in FS-appropriated funds into more than $177 million to benefit forest species and ecosystems. In FY2011, NFWF awarded $3.7 million in FS-appropriated funds, which were leveraged into $19.3 million for projects throughout the country. One of the primary goals of the partnership is to improve watershed health through the restoration of forest ecosystems. To achieve that goal, NFWF focused on meadow restoration in California, the Great Lakes, the Chesapeake Bay watersheds, Crown of the Continent migratory corridors, and southeastern longleaf pine. Other projects directly benefit species of mutual concern, such as Gunnison sage grouse, Eastern brook trout and early successional migratory songbirds.