Unlocking the power of America's family forests to fight climate changefor

We empower family forest owners to improve forest health and help the planet.

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Together, we’re addressing our most pressing conservation challenges.

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The potential in America’s family-owned forests has largely been undervalued.

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The American Forest Foundation is an ambitious conservation organization.

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Our Mission

The mission of the American Forest Foundation is to deliver meaningful conservation impact through the empowerment of family forest owners. Working together, we strive to tackle climate change and positively impact the health of America's family forests, our communities and the planet.

How We Do It


Working together, we’re tackling our most pressing conservation issues.

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Tools & Support for Landowners

We’re connecting family forest owners to the resources they need.

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Government actions can support both landowners and conservation.

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Philanthropy & Giving

Your support helps empower America’s family forest owners.

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From the Family Forest Blog

September 13, 2023

A Fresh Approach to Climate Action: Insights from Our Latest White Paper

Discover the key insights from our latest white paper, Boosting the Power of Corporate Investment in the Fight Against Climate Change.

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September 13, 2023

New Report: Innovative Finance Tools Key to Activating Nature Based Climate Solutions

Our latest report outlines the underutilized yet critical role of family forests in climate change mitigation and calls for investment in the voluntary carbon market.

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Heather Kingery, Family Forest Carbon Program Account Manager

September 8, 2023

Meet Heather Kingery, Managing Family Forest Success

This post is part of a series introducing the Family Forest Carbon Program Account Management team. We know that decisions regarding your land are not made lightly.

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September 5, 2023

Board Member Spotlight: Jasmine K. Brown

Board members of the American Forest Foundation take center stage in this special Q&A blog series that highlights their distinct experiences and expertise.

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The American Forest Foundation’s expert foresters help landowners eliminate Japanese barberry from forests.

September 1, 2023

Managing Invasive Plant Species in the Central Appalachian Region

Over 78% of West Virginia, 60% of Pennsylvania and 39% of Maryland is woodland. Maintaining a healthy forest requires keeping invasive plant species under control.

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August 29, 2023

Rural Forest Markets Act Puts Power in Rural America’s Hands

The legislation opens revenue to bolster rural economies and increase the health of U.S. forests

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