NextGen Forest Ambassadors
“Last year I hadn’t ever set foot in a National Forest, and now I can say that I’m the richest landowner on earth! But not just me, it belongs to all of us!” - NextGen Participant
The NextGen Forest Ambassadors stewardship program for teens offers a youth summit where teens name obstacles to nature and actionable solutions, choose between various workshops from expert conservationists, plan and execute a stewardship project with 1-1 mentoring from land managers. This entirely FREE program offers a $100 stipend upon successful completion of all program elements. Transportation and gear provided as needed. Watch an 8 minute video on NextGen!
NextGen 2022 will include a YOUTH SUMMIT where teens name obstacles and actionable solutions, INFORMATION about public lands such as Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest, CONNECTING with other teens, land managers, information, and ideas, and ACTION PLANNING where stewardship projects are formed. OUTDOOR SKILLS and FUN will kick off ambassador STEWARDSHIP PROJECTS. A direct focus on justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion permeates the program, and every ambassador is paired 1-1 with a MENTOR for the entire process.
Eligible to Apply: Teens 14-16 (8th-11th grade)
APPLICATION: APPLY HERE before April 30th, 2022.
NextGen 2020 (virtual edition!)
Proud Sponsoring Organizations
- Appalachian Trail Conservancy
- Georgia Appalachian Trail Club
- Greening Youth Foundation
- U.S. Forest Service - Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests
Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Alerts & Warnings
- Helton Creek Falls and Trail Temporarily Closed
- Coleman River Rd (FSR #54) Closure
- CAUTION Waterfall Dangers
- Road Closures on the Chattooga River Ranger District
- CALL BEFORE YOU HAUL - ATV and OHV
- Holcomb Creek Falls trail closure
- Panther Creek Trail Temporary Hiker Restrictions
- Don't Move Firewood!