Increasing the Pace of Restoration and Job Creation on our National Forests


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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