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NFH Election Results -
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President: Doug Gann - Leavenworth, WA
Linda Ballentine - Danville, CA


Don Falvey - Lakewood, CO
Allen Green - Carmichael, CA
David Hopkins - Medford, OR
Karen Shea - Kenmore, WA

Nominating Committee:
Brad Aspell - Klamath Fall, OR
Barbara Bailey - Tacoma, WA
Deborah Cowlishaw - Bozeman, MT
David Hansen - St. Paul, MN
Jay Tripathi - Healdsburg, CA

Welcome aboard to our newly-elected NFH Directors, Officers & Nominating Committee!

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.

We've received a Gold rating from Guidestar, certifying transparency in non-profit organizations.


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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.


 USFS Recreation Residence
Cabins 4 Sale


We have had some recent listings of cabins for sale, including this historic cabin in Utah up for auction on the General Services Administration website.

Look through our cabins for sale listings here.



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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NFH Newsletters are a benefit of joining NFH & are published 3x/year to members; plus, periodic enews & event updates.


Latest COVID-19 Updates

For the most current information, check with your local forest and state.

COVID-19: USFS National Guidelines

For further information and a discussion among cabin owners about impacts of going to the cabin, see related topics on our Ask the Community page.

NFH released two messages since this situation began, both from our NFH President, Doug Gann:

COVID-19 & Cabin Owners



NFH 2020 Conference
New Dates!
Saturday & Sunday
September 12 & 13, 2020

Given public health concerns, we have rescheduled the NFH conference to the fall. Thank you for your patience and understanding.


We'll be at the same location:
The Heathman Lodge
7801 NE Greenwood Drive
Vancouver, WA

Ticket prices and preliminary program info here.*

Those already registered for the event will be contacted directly about options for keeping or canceling their registration. Anyone who registers for the NFH event and decides to cancel up to 48 hours in advance of the conference in September will receive a full refund.


NOTICE: The NFH Fall Forum in Boise, Idaho has been cancelled for the fall of 2020 due to our schedule change for our annual conference. Our apologies to those who planned to attend that NFH regional event.


Ask the Community

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. Can't remember your login, drop us a note. Or just view what others are talking about, without logging in.


Current topics:

How can I keep peace and share the cabin
with family & friends?

Why organize your cabin tract?


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