Why are National Forests so Important?

June 16, 2016 1:47 pm
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The Importance Of Sustainability & Our National Forests

National Forests cover roughly 193 million acres of land across the United States. These protected lands offer a lot to the communities they surround and beyond. From providing citizens with room for recreational activities like camping, fishing, swimming and more to providing homes to endangered species of animals and plant life. Our forests do a lot more work than many people might have even realized. The importance of sustainability in our national forests cannot be understated.

In this video Karen DiBari, director of the Conservation Connect program from the National Forest Foundation, highlights some of the reasons why our national forests are so important and what these millions of acres provide our country.

The National Forest Foundation was created in 1993 by a charter from Congress in order to work with the US Forest Service. Since then the foundation has made it it’s mission to bring communities across the country together with national programs that promote the health and public enjoyment of our National Forest Systems. This is founded by the belief that community should play a large role in determining the future of the 193 million acres of land that make up our nations national forests and grasslands.

They have numerous programs like the National Conservation Campaign, Youth Engagement programs, and Tree-Planting Initiatives that are all aimed at raising awareness for the issues our forests have and the steps the community can take to set things in motion for restoration efforts and more.

They’ve also created the Tree For US program that helps get businesses both big and small involved in a tree planting program. This helps businesses deliver a good message on proper environmental benefits and taking care of our eco-system.

To learn more about the National Forest foundation feel free to visit their website here and see the other programs they’ve initiated over the years. To learn more about AdvantageLumber.com’s involvement with Tree for Us, follow this link.