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.