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Support the Forest History Society

The Forest History Society's Annual Fund supports ongoing work such as digitizing photos, processing archival collections, publishing our magazine Forest History Today, and much more. With a qualifying gift you will receive the Society's quarterly journal Environmental History, our Forest History Today magazine, and our Forest Timeline e-newsletter. Donors will also receive new releases of our Issues Series books. The Society invites you to help us preserve forest, conservation, and environmental history by becoming an Annual Fund donor.

Donate online or download the annual fund donation form [pdf].

FHS is a member of the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC #10138).


About the FHS Annual Fund

Since the founding of the Forest History Society (FHS) in 1946, the generosity of members and donors has sustained the Society's fiscal health, allowing for the continuing development of innovative research resources, publications, educational outreach programs, fellowships and awards, and special events and projects.

Together with named endowment programs and estate planning, the Annual Fund helps to generate the revenue necessary to ensure the success of our mission to preserve our precious forest heritage.


Endowment Programs

Over the years, endowments have been established to honor individuals who provided outstanding service to FHS. Funds raised in memory of benefactors allow FHS to continue the work that these individuals so strongly supported. Our current endowment funds honor the memory of former U.S. Forest Service chief John R. McGuire (1916-2002), longtime FHS Board member Lynn Weyerhaeuser Day (1932-1999), and staunch advocate of our archives, Alvin J. Huss (1904-1998). The Day and Huss endowments have been augmented with funds from a challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Estate Planning

Leaving a legacy to the Forest History Society is one of the most lasting gifts you can make. The funds received from estate planning legacies enable the Society to continue its vital work to understand the past and provide essential historical information for all to use. All those who make a planned gift are members of the Forest History Society Circle of Stewards, which recognizes individuals who give cash, real estate, or other assets directly in a will, trust, or life insurance plan. Learn more about Estate Planning.