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

November 7, 2023

Three Ways the Family Forest Carbon Program Is Helping Increase Sustainable Forestry

Discover three ways the Family Forest Carbon Program is supporting AFF’s long-held core values around forest sustainability, while remaining both people and planet-centered.

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A young fisher stands on top of a log in a clearing. The forest around the kit (or a young fisher) is lush and green.

November 7, 2023

Managing Your Woods for Wildlife

With autumn colors spurring on winter migrations and the final excitement for animals getting ready for winter, it gives us a chance to think about wildlife in our lives.

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Aerial view of green forests showing carbon capture concept of a natural carbon sinks.

November 3, 2023

FEATURE: Could Dynamic Baselines Help Alleviate Over-Crediting Concerns?

The voluntary carbon market has been the focus of a number of critical reports recently, questioning the integrity of credits. Dynamic baselines are an answer to the criticism.

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Sunlight cuts through a healthy northeast forest.

November 1, 2023

Family Forest Carbon Program Expands Throughout Northeast

AFF announced today the expansion of the Family Forest Carbon Program (FFCP) throughout the Northeast region to include New York, New Hampshire, and Maine.

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Aryn Ingram, Family Forest Carbon Program Account Manager

October 31, 2023

Aryn Ingram, FFCP Account Manager

In another Account Manager highlight, we wanted to help you get to know our team of FFCP Account Managers. Aryn Ingram can answer your questions about our program.

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John Buck (right) with his son, James (left), work closely together on the family’s maple syrup operation.

October 27, 2023

A Walk With The Buck Family

When John Buck bought a 70-acre parcel of land in a remote part of Washington, Vermont in 2011, his primary motive was to create a family legacy on the property.

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