American Forest Foundation

Research, Education & Outreach Priorities


The American Forest Foundation (AFF) works on-the-ground with families, teachers and elected officials to promote stewardship and protect the values provided by our nation’s forest heritage. A commitment to the next generation unites our nationwide network of forest owners and teachers. AFF works nationwide and in partnership with local, state and national groups to address ecological and economic challenges that require the engagement of family forest owners.

AFF’s mission is to “ensure the sustainability of America’s family forests for present and future generations in conjunction with our strategic partners.” AFF is committed to creating a future where North American forests are sustained by the public that understand and values the social, economic, and environmental benefits they provide to our communities, our nation, and the world.

AFF’s highest priority information needs include: