Current Projects

Fortifying our Forests

Healthy forest land supports community well-being and helps protect ecological and cultural resources from development. As part of our Stewarding Native Lands program, First Nations invests in Native-led organizations that are seeking to acquire or expand community forests in order to create or improve opportunities for land conservation, economic pursuits, and education.

With funding from the USDA Forest Service, First Nations is providing technical assistance and support to tribal entities that are interested in applying for the Community Forest and Open Space Conservation Program or the Landscape Scale Restoration Program, or both. Both programs are competitive federal funding opportunities that can provide resources to tribal entities interested in forest land acquisition or restoration activities in their communities.

Application Support for USFS Landscape Scale Restoration and Community Forest Programs 

Presented in partnership with the USDA Forest Service, two webinars were held to offer application tips and address questions.

Recordings and presentations materials for both webinars can be accessed here.

For more information contact Brett Treadway at

Learn more and apply for Capacity Support Grants for either or both USDA Forest Services programs below.

Community Forest and Open Space Conservation Program




Landscape Scale Restoration Program




Capacity Support Grants. Tribes, Alaska Native Corporations/Villages, tribal organizations, and Native-led nonprofit organizations interested in applying for the Community Forest and Open Space Conservation Program or Landscape Scale Restoration Program grant opportunities can apply for up to $5,000 in capacity support funding from First Nations. These grants can be used to cover the cost of staff time or consultants (such as grant writers) to develop a proposal for these opportunities. Apply here.