Partnerships
  • USDA Forest Service
    NFWF and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s U.S. Forest Service (USFS) have worked together for over 20 years to conserve forested lands through stewardship and watershed restoration programs. Through this partnership, NFWF has leveraged $42.6 million in USFS directly appropriated funds into more than $232.2 million to benefit forest species and ecosystems. In FY 2013, NFWF awarded $2.8 million in USFS appropriated funds, and another $1.1 million in other agreement funds, to support 94 projects, resulting in a total investment of more than $33.5 million. These projects focused on restoration in California meadows, the Great Lakes and Chesapeake Bay watersheds, Northern Rocky Mountain migratory corridors, and Southeastern longleaf pine forests. Other projects directly benefit species of mutual concern, such as Gunnison sage grouse, early successional migratory songbirds, and several species of threatened or endangered trout. NFWF is also working with USFS State and Private Forestry to support the Appalachian forest ecosystem and urban watersheds.