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NFH 2020 Conference Update

Due to health concerns and current conditions, we are not holding an in-person conference in September. Based on our survey results, we are instead inviting NFH Members to our 2020 NFH Virtual Conference. Your safety is our priority, so we are bringing our program to you, online.

WHEN: Fri, Oct 16 and Sat, Oct 17
COST: Free to NFH Members

We're working with our session presenters.
Program information will be coming later in August.
Keep watching for new information.



Cabin Insurance Program Notice

Please be aware that a portion of cabin insurance customers are experiencing non-renewal of policies. Most policies obtained through this program are unaffected.

A key carrier is pulling back due to economic conditions and losses unrelated to our program. While insurance non-renewal has become a more common experience for cabin owners, we want to reassure our members that Assurance Risk Managers (ARM) is working to resolve this situation. ARM continues to offer cabin insurance through other carriers, however those who apply may see fewer (or higher) quotes due to reduced options. ARM is also actively seeking a replacement carrier.
Please contact ARM directly at (888) 454-9562 if you have further questions regarding your policy. Keep in mind this program is designed to provide options for those struggling to find insurance. NFH and our partners are committed to this goal.



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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Where should our permit fees be used (in 2025)?


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Impaired Cabin Access?
Asking for Temporary Fee Adjustment

Most cabins have been accessible during the pandemic. However, if your forest has limited access to cabins for a significant length of time, or your access was restricted due to state and local mandates, you may have the option of requesting a fee adjustment.

We're happy to hear many are enjoying cabin time this summer, but if you were prevented from use of your cabin, please review our Ask the Community post and its attached Sample Letter document for more information.


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


Fire Season

See Map of Active Fires

To view active fires, see Inciweb,the Incident Information System website.





The Great American Outdoors Act

from Summit Strategies, NFH's government affairs consultant

See recent news items for the status of the bill. In July, it passed both houses and is expected to be signed into law. Article HERE.



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.



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.