Fernbank Museum, was founded in 1939 to preserve and protect Fernbank Forest, making it one of the oldest environmental conservation not-for-profit in the United States. The conservation of Fernbank Forest remains a vital part of Fernbank Museum's mission today.
The restoration of Fernbank Forest is a forever, ongoing project that also includes educational programming and research within the forest. Fernbank Museum's comprehensive restoration program includes the completion of several important benchmarks:
Learn about current and future ecological restoration efforts on Fernbank's campus and help eradicate non-native invasive species as a Forest Restoration Volunteer. In this position, volunteers will have the opportunity to learn about native woodlands and also assist with restoration activities such as removing invasive plant species and replanting native plant species in forested areas.