The Friends of the Kettle Moraine State Forest - Southern Unit, also known as the Kettle Moraine Natural History Association, is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to promoting a greater appreciation of the cultural and natural history of the Kettle Moraine State Forest - Southern Unit.
With more than 22,000 acres of glacial hills, kettles, lakes, prairie restoration sites, pine woods and hardwood forests, the Kettle Moraine State Forest - Southern Unit provides abundant history, culture, and recreation. Spanning 30 miles from Dousman to Whitewater, the forest attracts over 1.5 million visitors a year.
To preserve, restore, and support the Kettle Moraine State Forest, the Friends of the Kettle Moraine State Forest - Southern Unit partners with DNR staff and volunteers to:
Complete projects and special initiatives
Sponsor recreation and education activities
Raise funds to purchase equipment, sponsor research, publish interpretive literature, and support projects.
Financial supported is generated from gift shop sales, firewood sales, ice sales, donations, membership dues, and grants.