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NFH Fall Forum - Saturday, October 13, 2018 1-5PM
University of Arizona - Student Union - Kiva Room (changed from Ventana) - Tucson, AZ
*REGISTER and click to see the Fall Forum event program HERE!*
Only $25 for NFH Members; bring a guest for only $15 more.

NFH Southwest Cabin Photo Contest

We love to see cabins! Share your special place in Arizona or New Mexico with us in our photo contest. Learn more here. Contest from September 1st through October 6, 2018 on NFH Facebook page; the photo with the most Likes wins!

We'll announce winners at our 2018 NFH Fall Forum in Tucson on Saturday, October 13th.  Hope to see you there! Open to all cabin owners and families; photo must portray a cabin in either New Mexico or Arizona.

See winners of our last photo contest here.

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.



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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NFH Fall Forum in Tucson

University of Arizona
Student Union, Ventana Room
Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 1-5PM

Meet other cabin owners from your area. Ask questions of the USFS staff invited to attend. Some of our guests include:

- Kerwin Dewberry, Forest Supervisor
Coronado National Forest

Chris Schrager Archeologist & Historic Preservation Coronado National Forest
Beth Dykstra, Regional Recreation Special Uses Program Manager, USFS Southwest Region (3)

In addition, our keynote speaker will be
Molly Hunter, Fire Scientist, University of Arizona and Advisor to the Joint Fire Science Program

This half-day event is for the Southwest regional cabin community. Learn from the experiences of others. Get answers to your questions. NFH events are always valuable and fun!

Click HERE to learn more. Only $25 a ticket for members and you can bring one guest for only $15 more. Light refreshment served.

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.