White River National Forest Ski Conservation Fund

National Forest Foundation

Deadline Passed 12/12/2018. Deadline Unknown for 2019. The National Forest Foundation Ski Conservation Fund (SCF) and Forest Stewardship Fund (FSF) provide funding for action-oriented on-the-ground or citizen-based monitoring projects that improve forest health and outdoor experiences on National Forests and Grasslands. Award funds come from guest contributions at ski areas and lodges operating on or adjacent to National Forest System lands, with added National Forest Foundation federal funds for SCF. SCF and FSF support the implementation of on-the-ground conservation and restoration projects that have an immediate, quantifiable impact on the National Forest System. These projects provide a lasting impact to the lands, waters, and wildlife of the National Forest System through the alteration of the physical environment. The current NFF strategic plan focuses on the Program Areas of Outdoor Experiences and Forest Health. The program areas include Outdoor Experiences Program Area, Forest Health Program Area, and Integrated Projects. Organizations may self-select into one of the Program Areas listed above, or choose to submit a proposal that cohesively integrates the two Program Areas. SCF also requires projects to show a strong commitment to civic engagement and community involvement through direct public involvement. In order to be eligible for funding, projects must contain significant, legitimate community involvement or civic engagement in the pre-implementation, implementation, or post-implementation phase.

Funding Amount
Matching Funds
SCF and FSF awards require a 50% nonfederal match of cash or in-kind contributions.
501(c)3 nonprofits, universities, state and local government entities, and Native American tribes are eligible to receive SCF and FSF grants. If an organization does not meet this eligibility requirement, it must utilize an eligible fiscal sponsor, in compliance with the NFF Policy on Fiscal Sponsorship.
Contact Information
For Nonprofit Organizations: If you have questions not answered on this website or in the available Requests for Proposals, please contact Adam Liljeblad, Director, Conservation Awards at 406.830.3357 or aliljeblad@nationalforests.org.

For Ski Areas and Resorts: Guest contributions support forest health and Outdoor Experiences projects. Ski Conservation Fund Overview outlines how the program works. For more information, contact Kerry Morse, Conservation Programs Officer at 406.830.3358 or kmorse@nationalforests.org