Partnerships
  • USDA Forest Service
    NFWF and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s U.S. Forest Service (USFS) work together to restore the health of habitats and watersheds that benefit people, plants and animals. Through this partnership, NFWF has leveraged $45.6 million in USFS directly appropriated funds into more than $264 million to benefit forest species and ecosystems. In FY 2014, NFWF awarded $3 million in USFS appropriated funds to support more than 60 projects, resulting in a total on-the-ground investment of over $32 million. These projects focused on large ecosystems including the Sierras, the Great Lakes and Upper Klamath Basin watersheds, Northern Great Plains, and Northern Rockies migratory corridors. Other projects directly benefited species of mutual concern, such as migratory songbirds of early successional forests, Chinook salmon, and several species of threatened or endangered trout. NFWF also works with USFS State and Private Forestry to support the recovery of the longleaf pine ecosystem, buffer streams within the Chesapeake Bay watershed, and restore forests within high-priority urban watersheds.