It's National Forest Week! Get Outside and Explore it All

The National Forest Foundation (NFF) is hosting National Forest Week, an annual celebration of our 193-million-acre National Forest System and public lands from July 12 to July 18. National Forest Week takes place each year on the second full week of July with this year’s theme being “Explore It All” encouraging individuals to share their favorite memories, experiences, and personal connections to National Forests.

National Forest Week

“We work year round with our partners to improve and conserve our National Forests to inspire meaningful connections with these public lands. National Forest Week allows everyone to come together and celebrate the experiences and memories made within these beautiful National Forests,” said Mary Mitsos, President and CEO of the NFF. “My team and I are looking forward to seeing the public engage and hearing about the connections others have to our National Forests.”

Celebrate National Forest Week

The celebration will start with a Virtual Kick-off live stream event hosted by the NFF on Instagram and YouTube on Monday, July 12 at 2 p.m. EST/11 a.m. PST, featuring Forest Service personnel, NFF staff, and corporate and nonprofit partners, influencers, and a musical performance.

Ways to get involved during the National Forest Week celebration:

Find a forest near you and learn about your local National Forests and Grasslands visit https://www.nationalforests.org/our-forests/find-a-forest for more information on National Forest Week visit nationalforestweek.org.

National Forest Foundation

About the National Forest Foundation

The congressionally chartered National Forest Foundation promotes the enhancement and public enjoyment of the 193-million-acre National Forest System. By directly engaging Americans and leveraging private and public funding, the NFF improves forest health and American’s outdoor experiences. The NFF’s programs inform millions of Americans about the importance of these treasured landscapes. Each year, the NFF restores fish and wildlife habitat, plants trees in areas affected by fires, insects, and disease, improve recreational opportunities, and enables communities to steward their National Forests and Grasslands.


Images and content provided by the National Forest Foundation.

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Arthur McMahon

Arthur is Editor of Backpackers.com. He loves to walk. It's as simple as that. Whether it be in the mountains, on the beach, or along the city streets — he believes walking is the best way to experience the world. Thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail was his first backpacking foray, and he hasn't stopped since. He and his wife now regularly travel into the wilderness of the Pacific Northwest seeking new trails to hike. Follow his personal adventures and stories at betterhiker.com and on Instagram.

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