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

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

Alex Alvarez. Photo credit: Beam Suntory.

March 19, 2024

Board Member Spotlight: Alex Alvarez

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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March 15, 2024

AFF Awarded IRA Funds to Empower Landowners with Market-Based Solutions

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded AFF $20 million of Inflation Reduction Act funds through its Forest Landowner Support program.

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Maya Solomon at the American Forest Foundation's West Virginia Retreat

March 15, 2024

#AFFWomen: Maya Solomon

Women bring a resiliency, vulnerability, transparency, and resourcefulness to the field that is necessary to protect our most precious natural resources for future generations.

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March 12, 2024

#AFFWomen: Aimee Tomcho

This Women’s History Month, we are thrilled to highlight #AFFWomen – those that work tirelessly to improve our forests, support American landowners, and benefit our communities.

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March 11, 2024

FEATURE: QC Intel Highlights Premium Option for Enrolling Landowners

AFF has added a new category that will allow landowners enrolled in FFCP to receive higher payments for their participation, while the program has also expanded into Ohio.

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Light shines through Ohio forests.

March 5, 2024

Forest Carbon Program Puts Conservation Power into Ohio Landowners’ Hands

The American Forest Foundation (AFF) announced today the expansion of the Family Forest Carbon Program (FFCP), a partnership with The Nature Conservancy (TNC), into Ohio.

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