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Support the Forest History Society

Annual membership contributions to the Forest History Society are charitable gifts that support the ongoing work of digitizing photos, processing archival collections, publishing Forest History Today magazine, and much more. With a qualifying gift you will receive the peer-reviewed academic journal Environmental History, plus Forest History Today magazine, and the Forest Timeline e-newsletter. Donors also receive one free copy of each new FHS Issues Series book. The Society invites you to join us in helping to preserve forest, conservation, and environmental history. Donate online or download the Donation Form [PDF].

Your Support is Vital

Since the founding of the Forest History Society in 1946, the generosity of members and donors has kept this important public resource free for users.  Your support also allows the Society to develop and continually upgrade our holdings and innovation in research resources, publications, educational outreach programs, fellowships and awards, and special events and projects.

Together with named endowment programs and estate planning, annual support from FHS members provides funding for core programs and allows the Society to pursue new opportunities in how we work and how we contribute to the work of others.

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.