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.
About the FHS Annual Fund
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,
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.
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.
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.