Company Overview

Unlocking the potential in America’s family-owned forests
The American Forest Foundation is a national conservation organization that works to empower family forest owners to make a meaningful conservation impact on their land.

Driven by a shared purpose, a focus on verifiable results and a culture of continuous improvement, we strive to cultivate the many conservation benefits family-owned forests provide—and ensure that these benefits are valued, paid for and supported at a national scale. At the end of the day, our dedicated and mission-driven team believes in a future in which family forest owners, conservationists, corporations, community-based organizations and policymakers work together to overcome our nation’s most pressing conservation challenges.

What We Do
We empower family forest owners to make a meaningful conservation impact in carbon sequestration, wildfire reduction, wildlife habitat, clean water, sustainable wood supplies and support for rural communities.

The American Forest Foundation is proud to work with a broad coalition of partners across the United States in developing and implementing innovative solutions that engage family forest owners in effectively addressing our nation’s most pressing conservation challenges. Together, we’re fostering communities, working to cultivate the many benefits that come from family-owned forests and demonstrating the value of those benefits for American communities, companies and landowners alike.

How We Do It
We believe we must work together to effectively address our nation’s most pressing conservation challenges.

In order to fully realize the many conservation benefits American family-owned forests provide, conservationists, corporations, community-based organizations, policymakers and family forest owners must work as a team. The American Forest Foundation is the only national conservation organization actively working across all of these groups to empower family forest owners to unlock the conservation potential in their land.

Why We Do It
America’s family-owned forests can help us reach our conservation goals—but their potential has largely been overlooked and undervalued.

Truth is, family-owned forests are vital to conservation efforts. They can increase carbon storage, mitigate catastrophic wildfires, improve wildlife habitat, protect our water, increase sustainable wood supplies and support rural communities. And because private and family-owned forests represent the largest portion of U.S. forestland, their contributions are essential. Especially today, as we face growing threats from drought to development, it’s more important than ever for family forest owners to actively steward their land.


Join our growing team and be a part of meaningful conservation impact through our work with family forest owners.
The American Forest Foundation is driven by the values of our shared purpose, measurable and verifiable results, and learning for continuous improvement. We strive to tackle big conservation challenges around climate change mitigation, biodiversity loss, reducing threats of catastrophic wildfires and ensuring a sustainable resource economy for rural communities.

We value and are committed to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other basis protected by law.

We know there are great candidates who may not check all of the boxes for any given opportunity and we also know you might bring important skills that we haven’t considered. If that applies to you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself.

Company Summary
American Forest Foundation
Number of Employees
(202) 463-2462
(202) 463-2461
2000 M Street Northwest
Washington, DC