During the nearly century and a half since our founding, we:
- originated the ideas for a national forest system and the U.S. Forest Service;
- created the first conservation periodical in the nation;
- successfully advocated for the expansion of national forests in the eastern U.S.;
- worked with Franklin Roosevelt to create the Civilian Conservation Corps;
- provided a platform for legendary conservation heroes like Gifford Pinchot, Aldo Leopold and Ansel Adams; and
- helped pioneer and advance the field of urban forestry.
We have also funded more than 1,000 forest restoration projects in every state in the nation, planted nearly 65 million trees, and helped expand tree canopy in dozens of major cities and urban areas.
Today, we continue to be a leading force for forest conservation in the United States, and believe trees are a solution to two major current crises: climate change and social inequity.