The American Forest Foundation funds at-risk wildlife species protection across the South. | Credit: Christine Ambrose
  • American Forest Foundation
    The American Forest Foundation, as a forest conservation organization, helps ensure family and private forest owners have the tools and resources they need to manage their forests and measurably improve the wildlife habitat, clean water and sustainable wood supplies that Americans count on. The American Forest Foundation and NFWF have two partnerships that pursue our shared interests in working with private landowners to improve the quality of forest habitat on their lands.
     
    Southern Woods for At-Risk Wildlife
    Through its Southern Woods for At-Risk Wildlife Initiative partnership with NFWF, the American Forest Foundation is helping protect at-risk wildlife species across the South. In the Southern U.S. in particular, the American Forest Foundation is helping landowners find experts in the field to help manage and conserve at-risk species across the region, while also providing sustainable wood supplies.
     
    Restoring Our Northern Forests
    Through Restoring Our Northern Forests, AFF and NFWF are pooling funding resources and technical expertise to improve the quality of forest habitat in the Northeast.  The 13-state northeastern United States is the most heavily forested region in the county, and more than half of these woods are owned by family woodland owners. Unfortunately, largely a result of historic land use changes, wildlife are at risk. While there are many examples of exemplary landowner stewards across the region, more than half are not managing for wildlife on an ongoing basis and nine out of 10 admit they could do more on their land. Thus, the opportunity to engage these woodland owners to create lasting impact for wildlife is tremendous. Through this partnership, AFF and NFWF are dedicating grant funding and technical assistance to restore diverse, mixed-aged forests in Central Appalachia, in the Delaware River Watershed, and in the New England states.