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Making plans for Spring 2019?
Join NFH for our annual conference and meeting in San Diego on May 3rd and 4th!
at The Dana on Mission Bay

NFH Fall Forum in Tucson
Saturday - October 13, 2018

Doug Gann, NFH President with Fall Forum Attendees

It was lovely to meet everyone at our regional event! 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, as well as how to transition your permit and cabin to the next generation.

Watch for our national conference this spring, in San Diego, California with permit holders and USFS staff from local, regional and national levels.


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.



Want to Get Involved in
Your Forest Plan Revisions?

From 2012, all National Forests were 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: forest, management, plan, revision, public comment, and draft plan



About NFH Member Dues

All of us, staff, directors and volunteers at 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 provide two yearly educational events, 3 seasonal newsletters, maintain a government affairs consulting team, as well as developing relationships with the USFS to resolve problems.

We appreciate your consistent support for our mission. Call Executive Director, Sharon Leach at 800.669.9971 anytime with suggestions or concerns.

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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.


NFH Annual Spring Conference
2019 in San Diego, California

Join cabin owners from around California and many from out of state for one and a half days of great information, enjoyable discussions with other cabin families and the opportunity to interact with the USFS.

NFH will hold its annual conference and membership meeting at The Dana in San Diego, on Friday May 3rd and Saturday, May 4th, 2019. 

Our annual conference provides a practical program with useful information specific to permit holders in the Recreation Residence program and a collaborative atmosphere for engaging in dialog with the Forest Service.

Plus, we'll be staying right on Mission Bay with lots of activities nearby!

Want to help with our 2019 conference in San Diego or with a future event, contact Executive Director, Sharon Leach.

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.


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.