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American Forests - Protecting And Restoring Forests Since 1875

Location : 1220 L Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202.737.1944
Fax: 202.737.2457

Our roots run deep.
We have worked longer than any national nonprofit conservation organization in the United States to protect and restore the country’s forests. Since our founding in 1875, we have been the pathfinders for the forest conservation movement. In the early 1900s, for example, we rallied forest advocates to champion creation of the U.S. Forest Service. In 2018, we won a decade-long campaign persuading Congress to provide stable funding for preventing and fighting forest fires.

Now we are focused on building a reforestation movement in America, from cities to large, rural landscapes. We all rely on forests in order to survive and thrive, given the power they have to filter our air and water, provide jobs, mitigate climate change and more. But our forests are being degraded and destroyed at a rapid pace and large scale.

If we take care of our forests, they will take care of us.

American Forests creates healthy and resilient forests, from cities to wilderness, that deliver essential benefits for climate, people, water and wildlife. We advance our mission through forestry innovation, place-based partnerships to plant and restore forests, and movement building.

We envision a world in which the significant environmental, societal and economic benefits of forests are fully realized and equitably available to all people.