The National Forest Foundation

The National Forest Foundation has a simple mission: bring people together to restore and enhance our National Forests and Grasslands.

In 2020, record breaking crowds visited Southern California’s National Forests as respite from the Covid-19 lockdowns.  Unfortunately, 2020 also brought intense wildfires.

We now need to help the NFF protect and revitalize our forests. Working with the US Forest Service and other community partners the NFF is committed to:

  •       Wildfire Mitigation through activities to improve forest health resilience such as forest thinning, prescribed burning, invasive species management and ecological restoration.
  •       Recreation Improvements designed to build and maintain infrastructure like trails, trailheads, campgrounds and picnic areas for the benefit of the millions of visitors each year.


Why do forests matter to RCI? We love the outdoors and believe that we all need to do our part to protect, preserve and restore them.

According to NFF, National Forests and Grasslands account for over 193million acres of wildlands.  These lands are the foundation of America’s outdoor recreation heritage and sustain our way of life.  They provide water to millions of Americans in thousands of communities, clean our air, store carbon, and provide timber, minerals, oil and gas and other resources for industry and communities.  Without these lands, America would be a very different place. 

In California, National Forests provide over half of California’s water supply. Without restoration of our watersheds, the quality and quantity of Southern California’s local water supply is at risk.

The wildfires have caused so much destruction to our forests. The NFF has set up a special campaign to help restore the health and vitality to the forests of Southern California.

While we are supporting our local forests here in California and across the US, the team at RCI encourages you to check out your local organizations and find a way to participate in something that’s important to you.  Combating climate change, managing our forests and enjoying nature responsibly are things we can all do to help preserve our planet.  Click the logo above to find out more about what you can do.


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