There are 154 national forests in the United States, covering 193 million acres. But due to outdated forest plans, these places where you love to camp and play could be in trouble.

Your Forests Your Future and More Than Just Parks have joined forces, along with the U.S. National Forest Service, in this campaign that encourages campers and everyone who values these special places to join the conversation.  Will you?

Get involved with upcoming Forest Plan revisions by reaching out to your local forest office. The management of public lands depends on the voices of those who use them. If you camped in National Forests this summer, then you can share valuable information about maintenance issues or overcrowding. 

Of course, the first step to protecting our natural spaces is getting to know them. Find your next outdoor adventure by searching for campgrounds on The Dyrt. And come back to The Dyrt Blog, where we’ll keep you updated on ways to support National Forests and other public lands, through important campaigns like this one and more.

Britany Robinson

Britany Robinson

Britany is the Managing Editor of The Dyrt, and a lifelong writer with bylines in BBC Travel, The Guardian, Lonely Planet, and more. When she's not at her computer, she's (hopefully) outside, hiking or camping with her dog. Oh and she definitely ate all of the chocolate out of the trail mix you're sharing.