Giving Opportunities

Duke Forest is more than just the woods. Learn about the many ways the Duke Forest is More.

Duke Forest practices sustainable timber management, which promotes habitat diversity that benefits both research projects and wildlife.  Few realize, however, that timber has always provided a majority of the operating revenue for the Forest. University support and a mix of other small revenue streams make up the difference. But it is the additional support from friends, neighbors, and Duke alumni that allows us to advance the critical teaching and research mission of the Duke Forest and also to maintain the roads and trails the community adores.

As you make your giving plans, please remember the Duke Forest and the many ways the Forest enhances your life from providing miles and miles of beautiful hiking trails, to bringing local K-12 classrooms to a place where children can make an intimate connection with nature, to hosting research that has changed the way we look at the world. It is all happening right here in your backyard!  

If you enjoy the many benefits that the Forest provides, we hope that you will consider making a tax-deductible contribution of $50 or more and become a Friend of the Duke Forest. Learn more about the Friends here.

Make a one-time gift

Or make a monthly, sustaining gift

Or download, complete, and mail in this form.

Learn about high impact gifts that support the Duke Forest

For questions regarding additional giving opportunities, please call Blake Tedder, Community and Engagement Coordinator at 919-613-8631 or

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