Increasing the Pace of Restoration and Job Creation on our National Forests
By: USDA - Forest Service
Restoration of our national forests benefits the environment and creates jobs in rural communities. Increasing the pace of restoration of the Nation’s forests is critically needed to address a variety of threats – including fire, climate change, the bark beetle infestation, and others -- to the health of our forest ecosystems, watersheds, and forest-dependent communities. While the intention in this report is to focus on our national forests and grasslands, the need for restoration is an issue that crosses all ownerships; and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service is working with partners in an all-lands approach.
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