Education Partners

group of teens enjoying nature - photo USFS Steve Kozlowski 

Forging partnerships is critical to our program's success. In a myriad of ways, we reach out to partners--working with teachers, with tourism providers, with private, non-profit organizations, and with other agencies.

Building partnerships should be a normal part of how you do business. Partnerships are about more than just earning grants -- they're about an attitude of working in collaboration with all who care about National Forests.

This section of the website highlights both partnership tools, and highlights some of our wonderful partnership programs. Surf around and see what might be of use -- and be sure to share your success stories here!

Partnership Resource Center

PRC logo and link to resource centerBe sure to visit the excellent Partnership Resource Center (PRC) sponsored by the National Forest Foundation and the Forest Service. This is your one-stop shopping site for ALL information about Partnerships.

REMEMBER -- Partnerships are bound by administrative and legal regulations. Before you embark on any relationship where you are exchanging "things of value", be sure to work closely with your Forest Service partner and their Grants and Agreements staff. The only thing worse than NOT doing a partnership is doing one illegally!!!


National Forest Foundation

boy pulling dyer's woad - Cheryl Beck

Founded by Congress in 1991, the National Forest Foundation works with the U.S. Forest Service to care for the natural treasures fof our National Forests and Grasslands, or the millions of visitors they receive each year and for you, and those who come after you.

Association of Partners for Public Lands

The Association of Partners for Public Lands (APPL) is a not-for-profit organization working to enhance the potential of its members, who are dedicated to public understanding, appreciation, and stewardship of America’s natural and cultural heritage. Through education, information, and representation, APPL promotes the vitality of its members and their programs of service and support to the agencies who oversee this nation’s public lands.



Kids planting trees

Kids4Trees, a 501(c)(3) organization based in California, is a national participating partner with the USDA Forest Service (since 2009).

Forests Oceans Climate and Us - Wyland Foundation

The artist Wyland stands in front of one of his

On June 11, 2009, world renowned artist Wyland, the U.S. Forest Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) launched a national Forest to the Sea in a Changing Climate ed...