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

A wooded trail in Athens, Georgia

January 19, 2024

In Memoriam: A Tribute to Michael J. Reed

On Monday, January 15, 2024, the American Forest Foundation and the forest community lost a valued member of our family in Michael Joseph Reed.

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January 16, 2024

Who’s Flying in Your Woodlands? The Winter Edition

The winter months are surprisingly exciting time for forest owners wanting to enjoy wildlife on their land.

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Sleepy Hollow is a popular winter recreation place in Huntington Vermont.

January 9, 2024

Visiting Sleepy Hollow: Skiing and Carbon Sequestration

Eli Enman and his family own 800 acres of woodlands in Huntington, Vermont. The property opens as a cross-country ski resort during the winters.

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January 2, 2024

Your Carbon Cheat Sheet: Forestry & Carbon

We've pulled together a Forest Carbon Cheat Sheet to help you better navigate the carbon market and understand the terms floating around.

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Cara Dougherty, Family Forest Carbon Program Account Coordinator

December 26, 2023

Cara Dougherty, FFCP Account Coordinator

Meet Cara Dougherty! Cara is another member of the American Forest Foundation's Account Management team. Originally from New Jersey, Cara now lives in Washington, D.C.

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Snow settles on a trail running through a pine forest.

December 21, 2023

The Fight Against Climate Change Needs Nature

At COP28 earlier this month, the American Forest Foundation had the privilege of sharing our work with family forest owners to tackle climate change.

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