Projects are in progress throughout the year at club and state levels. The purpose is to respect and protect our valuable natural resources. This is accomplished in part by close cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service (USFS). The SFWDA member clubs contribute thousands of man-hours each year on projects with the USFS through the Challenge Cost Share program. Through the Adopt-A-Trail program, clubs adopt one or more trails and help the Forest Service with maintenance throughout the year. Each of these projects encompass working with land use agencies regarding conservation in our states and helping in identifying unsafe roads which should be closed as well as informing those organizations of which roads we would like to remain open.