National Forest Foundation (NFF)

The Challenge offers a $75,000 grand prize to the winning submission and a $25,000 prize to the first runner-up in the final stage of the competition.

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Abstract
This competition is intended to encourage and reward innovative market-based solutions to natural resource issues affecting National Forests and Grasslands and to stimulate entrepreneurial natural resource solutions to forest health challenges. It provides a unique opportunity to develop and implement investable ideas with tangible benefits for National Forests and Grasslands. It offers an opportunity to develop and launch new business ventures to address natural resource issues.

Objectives:
– To develop and launch market-based solutions that satisfy multiple goals of forest health, sustainable use, and economic development, including job creation.
– To stimulate creative thinking to address problems and identify opportunities that benefit the National Forests and Grasslands.
– To encourage design and develop interdisciplinary approaches to address complex natural resource challenges.