It's All Yours

Join us as we share the importance of our forests and grasslands. Through a growing movement of passionate voices, we are highlighting how special and vital these lands are for the very freedom and quality of life that we could all so easily take for granted.

Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

- John Muir

It’s All Yours® connects every American to our National Forests and Grasslands through play, discovery and stewardship.

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3,000+ communities / millions of Americans, get their drinking water from watersheds contained within National Forests and Grasslands.

The National Forests sustain more than 10,000 species of plants and 3,000 species of fish and wildlife.

9,000+ miles of scenic byways to drive through National Forests and Grasslands.

4,400+ miles of wild and scenic rivers flow through our forests.

193 million spectacular acres of wildlands are contained within our National Forests.

5,100 campgrounds to pitch our tents can be found in National Forests and Grasslands.

150,000 miles of hiking trails run through our National Forests and Grasslands.

7 in 10 Americans live within 100 miles of a National Forest.

National Forests are home to 122 ski areas.

National Forests and Grasslands support 7,000+ outfitters and guides.

Recreation opportunities contribute more than $10 billion to the U.S. economy, a large part of which are enjoyed in our National Forests.

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National Forests are the beating heart of the world from which all good things flow. From the purification of fresh drinking water, to the generation of oxygen to the creation of habitat of countless animal species our National Forests are the point of origin for all the natural resources that make life on our planet possible.

James Edward Mills, Madison WI, Photojournalist

From a mix of exhilarating mountain biking adventures to a peaceful hike to a stop with rich history, National Forests make me feel calm, energized, more fit and more knowledgeable about the world and our environment. My many adventures in National Forests have made me feel like a modern day explorer and allowed me to unplug and refuel in a healthy way.

Darley Newman, Washington DC, TV Host and Producer

National Forests represent all that is pure in this sometimes crazy arena we call life. They give us the opportunity to escape, if only for a moment and take in the beauty and peacefulness of it all. These forests allow us the time to relax and be at one with our surroundings. We are never rushed in these spaces, yet we accomplish all that we set out to. No demands are ever placed on our presence, simply to love on nature and leave it as it was.

Teresa Baker, Martinez, CA, Diversity and Inclusion Consultant

In my eyes, our National Forests are truly the back bone of my life. I’ve grown up surrounded by their power, and it has definitely made me the person I am today. They’re something I cherish more and more as I get older. Everyday I look back on the incredible experiences I’ve had, and look forward to creating new adventures within these magical lands.

Cam FitzPatrick, Jackson Hole WY, Professional Snowboard Athlete

National Forests mean adventure. They light a spark of curiosity in my eye. They remind me what it means to be a child again, gleefully playing outside. They are also classic Americana. They epitomize freedom. I am also obsessed with the Forest Service signs! They have a timeless appeal and I know whenever I pass one, that I am on my way to a good time.

Caroline Gleich, Salt Lake City UT, Ski Mountaineer

I grew up on the National Forests, up here in Alaska. These lands define who I am and remind me of why I am alive. I have built a successful career on National Forests. I feed my family with the bounty that they provide. My family enjoys a clean lifestyle, with food from the earth, free of the man-made and processed chemicals and toxins that most Americans consume. Our access to play, hunt and fish in the National Forest represents our very lives as Alaskans, and Americans.

Randy Sherman, Palmer AK, Professional Snowmobiler

My very first experiences with nature were in National Forests—Roosevelt National Forest in Colorado's Rocky Mountains. Those childhood vacations spent scrambling up boulders and hiking through the pines lit a fire that still burns inside me. As our world becomes more developed, having wilderness areas to visit becomes even more important. The fact that I can walk out into a forest and simply be with nature is one of the things that keeps me sane—and I think it's crucial for the soul of human beings.

Hilary Oliver, Denver, CO, Writer

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It’s All Yours® is a neutral forum for respectfully sharing and contributing diverse perspectives, talents and resources for the common purpose of responsibly stewarding our precious National Forests. Tell us what you think, and let us know if you’d like to discover the many ways you can get involved.