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Thanks to all who participated in the NFH Fall Forum!
Saturday, October 13, 2018 - University of Arizona - Tucson, AZ

NFH Fall Forum in Tucson
Saturday - October 13, 2018

Doug Gann, NFH President with Fall Forum Attendees

It was lovely to meet everyone! We made new friends in nearby cabin tracts, as well. To see presentations and photos from the NFH Fall Forum in Tucson, click HERE

We had a great group with some interesting discussions around preparing for wildfire and other emergencies.


A Leadership Opportunity Awaits You!

Are you interested in building relationships with other cabin owners, representing the Recreation Residence Program and strengthening your leadership skills? 

NFH has an opportunity for you. The NFH Nominating Committee is seeking candidates for volunteer leadership positions. To learn more, click Get Involved and then choose Volunteer on the menu above, or contact Barbara Bailey, Nominating Committee Chair at
(253) 312-4400.


NFH 2019 Member Dues Increase

NFH will be raising dues in 2019. Regular Member dues will go up by $10 and Associate Members will go up by $5. Less than the cost of a lunch with an old friend.

Click HERE to learn more about the dues increase and for answers to any questions.

We, the Staff and Directors of NFH, work hard to keep costs down, improve our non-dues revenue and develop our services to you, while continually advocating for all recreation residence permit holders in the nation. We appreciate your consistent support for our mission. Call Executive Director, Sharon Leach at 800.669.9971 anytime with suggestions or concerns.


Donate to NFH, a Guidestar-certified
non-profit organization

We are a 501c4 membership association, and while your donation is not tax-deductible, every dollar is spent to advocate for recreation residence permit holders on our national forests.

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Keeping Up with Forest Fire News

Click here to go to Inciweb and see an interactive map of fire incidents in your area.

News 8/8/18:
     We understand there have been cabins lost in the Donnell Fire in the Stanislaus National Forest and in the Holy Fire in the Cleveland National Forest and our thoughts go out to those cabin owners and friends. The number of cabins and specific tracts impacted are not confirmed at this time.
See the Inciweb link above for more up-to-date information on specific fires.


Youth and Next Generation:
Every Kid in a Park -
4th Graders Get a Pass!

The Every Kid in a Park 4th Grade Pass program will launch its fourth year on September 1, 2018.  During the school year, U.S. 4th graders with an interagency 4th Grade Pass, and their families, can experience the places that are home to our country‚Äôs natural treasures, rich history, and vibrant culture outdoors while enjoying recreational activities and the great outdoors on federal lands and waters.

U.S. fourth grade students who visit the Every Kid in a Park website and complete the online game can print a personalized paper pass which can be exchanged at a participating site for a durable, collectible Interagency 4th Grade Pass. Information on exchanging the voucher for a pass can be found here.

Let's encourage youth both within and outside of the recreation residence program to get outdoors; check out this great USFS program.



Want to Get Involved in
Your Forest Plan Revisions?

Recently, NFH heard from a cabin owner in the newly merged Custer-Gallatin National Forest.

We've seen some forest mergers over the years. A change of forest name can affect the Forest Plan Revision timeline, starting it earlier. All forests go through this plan process with public comments. 

Read more about how you and/or your tract association might get involved in Forest Plans, how to advocate for the recreation residence program, and even see sample letters HERE.