Connecting People with their National Forests

Interpretive Resources for California’s Stanislaus, Sierra, and Sequoia National Forests

Three Forests Interpretive Association [3FIA] is a non-profit educational organization that helps to inform and educate visitors to California’s Stanislaus, Sierra, and Sequoia National Forests. Our goal is to aid in promoting an appreciation and understanding of these forests, and to assist the US Forest Service in its mission to conserve these public lands. We publish and distribute books, brochures, maps and other materials relating to the human and natural history of the Sierra Nevada. Profits from these activities are used to help the Forest Service fund a wide range of interpretive and educational programs, contributing to the public’s appropriate use and enjoyment of these precious resources. 3FIA believes that an informed public can aid in the conservation mission of the Forest Service. 

OCTOBER 2, 2020 – STANISLAUS AND PARTS OF SEQUOIA NF HAVE REOPENED
SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST REMAINS CLOSED TO PUBLIC
Sierra National Forest (SNF) remains under the threat of unprecedented and dangerous fire conditions with the continued burning of the now 311,703 acre Creek Fire and 1185 acre Bullfrog Fire, a combination of extreme conditions, significant wind events, dry conditions, and firefighting resources that are stretched to the limit. READ MORE

WHAT WE’RE ABOUT

Choose the National Forest you Want to Explore.

Stanislaus National Forest

Located North and West of Yosemite National Park, the Stanislaus encompasses over 848,000 acres of land.

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST

Sierra National Forest stretches from the Merced River all the way to the northern reaches of Kings Canyon.

SEQUOIA NATIONAL FOREST

Thousands of visitors travel through Sequoia National Forest each year on their way to Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks.

OUR MISSION

To Foster a Better Understanding of these Forests

Education

Education lies at the heart of 3FIA’s mission. Our live forest presentations have entertained and informed thousands of forest visitors. Educating the public on the natural and human history, science, and unique value of our public lands is key to sustaining these forests for future generations.

Conservation

The Stanislaus, Sierra, and Sequoia National Forests are part of America’s national forest heritage. These lands were gifted to all of us thanks to the wise decisions and actions of earlier generations. It is our responsibility to make sure future generations can also experience the beauty and abundance of these public lands.

Stewardship

3FIA advocates for the programs and seven principles of Leave No Trace, a world leader in teaching minimum impact skills to adults and young people. We work to foster a code of ethics for outdoor use to help preserve and maintain the health of our forests.

3 FORESTS BLOG

Stay up to Date on Current Projects on Our Blog

Stay connected to your forests. Our blog includes information on forest stewardship, interesting places to visit, and new interpretive projects for visitors to the Stanislaus, Sierra, and Sequoia National Forests. VISIT OUR BLOG >>>

Leave No Trace – Becoming a Forest Steward

Leave No Trace – Becoming a Forest Steward

Many visitors to Wilderness areas are profoundly touched by these wild places. Experiencing the Wilderness first-hand often leads to a desire to contribute to its preservation. Inspired visitors want to ensure that future generations are able to enjoy these sacred...

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Art Cowley and the Trail of 100 Giants

Art Cowley and the Trail of 100 Giants

Paying Tribute to Giants Volunteers assembled August 24th at the Trail of 100 Giants in the Giant Sequoia National Monument to install a set of four new information boards at the Trailhead. The workday was organized by the Giant Sequoia National Monument Association...

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Celebrating Wild & Scenic Rivers

Celebrating Wild & Scenic Rivers

The 3 Forests region is home to four of the nation's National Wild and Scenic Rivers. The Tuolumne, Merced, Kings, and Kern rivers all have been recognized  and are protected by this federal designation. To help celebrate the Wild & Scenic River System's 50th...

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3FIA helped to collect contributions that were used to make improvements on the Mono Creek trail in the Sierra National Forest. Donations for funding were made to honor the life of Herb London, long-time proprietor of the Mono Creek Pack Station.

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Email

info@3forests.com

Three-Forests Interpretive Association
30330 Watts Valley Road
Tollhouse, CA 93667