Remember…The forests of the future are shaped by the decisions we make today!


Our Mission

The Jim Barna Foundation is a non-profit organization, dedicated to funding restoration and educational programs focused on reclaiming, replanting, and preserving our forests for future generations.

The Jim Barna Foundation is currently targeting our financial assistance and efforts supporting ongoing local recovery efforts in the wake of devastating wildfires.  The 2016 wildfires in Gatlinburg and surrounding areas burned over 17,000 acres.  Along with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, our relief efforts can help our forests and our neighbors in this time of need.

“The wise use of the earth and its resources for the lasting good of humans.”


Conservation is “the wise use of the earth and its resources for the lasting good of humans”. If we use the forest wisely, it will always supply plenty of clean water, wood products, wildlife, wild plants, beauty, and outdoor recreation. That’s because the forest is a renewable resource. Unlike non-renewable resources such as minerals, coal, and oil, the forest replaces its wood and clean water as we use them. We have already seen that we can actually improve the forest as we use it – if we do the right things, we can make a difference.

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