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Inspired by Nature?

These websites will help connect you to learning resources, conservation organizations, and volunteer opportunities in your area.

  • USDA Forest Service
    Established in 1905, this agency is responsible for the management of public lands in national forests and grasslands. Find a forest or grassland near you, or check out the "Just for Kids" section to meet Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl.
  • National Forest Foundation
    As the non-profit partner of the USDA Forest service, the National Forest Foundation works on community-based and national programs that promote the health and public enjoyment of our national forests.
  • The American Chestnut Foundation
    Dedicated to restoring the American chestnut tree to its native range within the woodlands of the eastern United States.
  • American Forest Foundation
    Get involved with regional conservation projects such as Forested Flyways and Shared Streams.
  • American Hiking Society
    If you enjoy hiking in natural areas, this organization will help you find some interesting trails in your state.
  • Forest History Society
    Click on the Education tab for learning activities on the history of forests and the people who have lived-and continue to live-in forests.
  • National Audubon Society
    Try some of the Audubon adventures in environmental education for different age groups.
  • National Wildlife Federation
    Home of Ranger Rick, this site also has resources for how adults can get involved in the preservation of wildlife and their habitat.
  • The Nature Conservancy
    Search for activities you can get involved with by region and by type.
  • The Student Conservation Association (SCA)
    Provides students and others with meaningful conservation service internships and volunteer opportunities in National Parks, Forests, and other public lands.
  • The Wilderness Society
    Check out the extensive online library of resources, or find your state in the places where this organization works.

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