National Forest Week™

July 12th-18th, 2021

Celebrate our incredible 193-million-acre National Forest System and all the benefits it provides to the public.

Here are a few ways to get involved and join the celebration from home:

  • Join us Monday, July 12 at 2 pm ET for our live kick-off event.
  • Tune in to our virtual events happening throughout National Forest Week (line-up below)
  • Submit photos into our National Forest Week photo contest and have a chance to win some great prizes.
  • Join the conversation on social media with the hashtag #NationalForestWeek

Looking for a way to get outside and celebrate together?

Invite your friends, family, and colleagues to join you for a self-guided cleanup. Our easy-to-follow toolkit outlines everything you need to make your National Forests a little better. Click here to plan your event today.

Recreate Responsibly

As we explore our incredible National Forest System throughout the year, know that these special places rely on you. Be sure you recreate responsibly so that all users and future generations can continue to enjoy our National Forests. Click here to revisit some basic tips to be a good steward of our public lands.

2021 Limited Edition Apparel

Show your support for our National Forests and purchase this year's limited edition t-shirt or sweatshirt. A portion of the proceeds support the National Forest Foundation. Buy you shirt soon as these are only available for a limited time in 2021.

Click here to purchase your shirt.

2021 Limited Edition Print

We worked with artist Bryn Merrell to create a piece that showcases this year's theme of Explore It All. Her work displays the incredible diversity of landscapes that you can see in our National Forest System. A portion of the proceeds from the print sales will support the National Forest Foundation.

Click here to purchase your print today.

Explore It All

This year's theme invites Americans to get outside and explore their National Forests and Grasslands. Whether it's a new trail in your backyard forest, or a new destination across the country, there are endless ways to explore our incredible public lands. Anytime you visit your National Forest, be sure to #RecreateResponsibly to ensure these places stay healthy for future generations.

Event Schedule

Live Kick-off Event

Monday, July 12

2 pm EDT / 11 am PDT

Tune in for a fun celebration to start National Forest Week. You'll hear from NFF President & CEO Mary Mitsos, U.S. Forest Service Chief Vicki Christiansen, NFF partners, supporters, staff and live music from Jackson Holte and the Highway Patrol.


Live Naturalist Chat with the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Wednesday, July 14

1:30 pm EDT / 10:30 am PDT

NFF Facebook - @NationalForestFoundation

Tune in on Facebook and hear from Jesús García from the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum as he shares information about the incredible Sonora Desert landscape and the Coronado National Forest.


Live Draw Along with Artist Bryn Merrell

Thursday, July 15

7 pm EDT / 4 pm PDT

NFF Instagram - @nationalforests

Get excited for National Forest Week and join the NFF and artist Bryn Merrell for a fun and creative event on the NFF's Instagram. Click here to download the National Forest draw-along template coloring page.


Together Outdoors Coalition Q&A

Friday, July 16

1:30 pm EDT / 10:30 am PDT

NFF Instagram - @nationalforests

How can we all do our part to make our public lands welcoming to all? Join NFF President and CEO Mary Mitsos and Together Outdoors Coalition Lead Gerry James on Instagram Live for a discussion about diversity, equity, and inclusion in the outdoors.


Road Trip Twitter Chat

Monday, July 12

9 pm EDT / 6 pm PDT

Twitter - #RoadTripChat

Join the conversation on Twitter and follow the #RoadTripChat hashtag. We'll be co-hosting this special National Forest chat.

Park Chat Twitter Chat

Wednesday, July 14

9 pm EDT / 6 pm PDT

Twitter - #ParkChat

Join the conversation on Twitter and follow the #ParkChat hashtag. We'll be co-hosting this special National Forest chat.

National Forests and Grasslands provide Americans with 193 million spectacular acres of wildlands.

  • More than 9,000 miles of scenic byways to drive
  • Almost 150,000 miles of trails to hike
  • More than 4,400 miles of wild and scenic rivers to float
  • At least 5,100 campgrounds in which to pitch our tents
  • And 328 natural pools to swim in

Managed by the USDA Forest Service, our National Forests and Grasslands host more than 170 million visits each year. Visitor spending pumps $13.5 billion into our economy annually, sustaining nearly 223,000 jobs in gateway communities.

These lands are the foundation of America’s outdoor recreation heritage and sustain our way of life. They provide water to millions Americans in thousands of communities, clean our air, store carbon, and provide timber, minerals, oil and gas and other resources for industry and communities.

Click here to learn more about your National Forests.

Contact

Interested in partnering or connecting for National Forest Week? Reach out to

Zoe Bommarito, Communications Coordinator, at zbommarito@nationalforests.org