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Contributing to NFH

 We appreciate you. Whether you are an individual, a tract association or an event sponsor - your support makes a difference.  Everything we do is supported by member dues, but with additional support from donors, we strive continually to improve our benefits and sustain our mission protecting the cabin program.

If you are considering organizations to give to at this time of year, we hope you'll consider the only national organization standing up for the Recreation Residence program and a nation of cabin owners.

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What's on your mind? Visit our community forum.

See what others are talking about. Log in as a member and click New Topic to ask a question.

Find answers to questions other cabin owners have asked. NFH members can pose questions that other members or NFH staff may answer.



Current topics:

Why form a tract association?

Shared water systems USFS: looking for information

Self-inspections: looking for other example


Forest Plans: 
The Role of Permit Holders

As of approximately 2012, all National Forests have been in the process of revising their Land Management Plans. 

Your forest may have completed the process, or may be taking comments as they get ready for finish up.

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.

To search for your Forest's plan, in your browser, use these keywords: forestmanagement, planrevisionpublic comment, and draft plan.



Leadership Opportunity

The NFH Nominating Committee seeks candidates for volunteer Board of Directors leadership positions.

  • Interested in meeting cabin owners from across the country?
  • Comfortable representing the Recreation Residence Program?
  • Feel like flexing your leadership skills?
  • Ready to learn more than most about the cabin program?
NFH has an opportunity for you (or someone you recommend)! Click Get Involved, then Volunteer to learn more. Or contact Nominating Committee Chair, Barbara Bailey, at or
(253) 312-4400

 2019 NFH Bend Fall Forum
Thanks to all who attended! With a nip of fall in the air, we had a truly rewarding meeting at the Sunriver Resort in Oregon. Forest Service and cabin leadership shared valuable resources and discussed the rewards and challenges facing the cabin program.



We will be posting presentations and photos soon! Special thanks to our cabin visit hosts in the Deschutes National Forest - Steve Stewart, John and Kathy Gartland, Scott and Karen LeTourneau and others we met at your tracts. Hope to see you all again soon!

NFH Membership Options

In addition to annual Regular and Associate Memberships for individuals and those in Member Tract associations, we offer these flexible dues options as of 2019.

3-year membership - $15 savings over annual dues payments. (not available to Member Tracts)

Cabin Membership - 1 Regular Member, plus up to 4 Associate Memberships for a single discounted price. Great for family members or multi-owner cabins.

Lifetime Membership - a one-time payment and lifelong support for the national association.  No more dues payments……ever!

Read more about these options here.


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