On its surface, forest products manufacturing looks very different than it did 100 years ago. But, behind the machines and the new technology is a group of skilled, dedicated, and hardworking individuals who make it all possible.
Who is part of the forest community?
Who is part of the forest community? HINT: It's more people than you think, and probably includes you!
FOREST TO OCEAN | Grain Surfboards
Grain Surfboards has been crafting one-of-a-kind wooden surfboards from sustainably managed Maine forests since 2005. With an emphasis on quality and sincere commitment to sustainable practices, each board is made one at a time, by hand, to create a product that has a soul and tells a story.
FORESTS: Reimagining Our Cities
For the first time in history, more than 50 percent of the world’s population lives in a city.
Did you know There are 122 ski areas in U.S. National Forests visited by 23 million people each year.Fast Facts | Skiing in National Forests
Did you know When trees are turned into products that carbon stays in those products and out of our atmosphere.Fast Facts | Carbon
Did you know Trees in yards and on streets have been shown to increase property values by as much as 15%.Fast Facts | Trees + Property Values
Did you know One tree is needed to offset emissions for every 2 gallons of gas.Fast Facts | Trees + Transportation
Did you know Thanks to active forest management and conservation efforts, wild turkey populations are flourishing.Fast Facts | Turkeys
Did you know Fire season is longer than ever, reaching 300 days in parts of the country.Fast Facts | Wildfire + Climate Change
Did you know Fire is a natural process and necessary to the health of many forests.Fast Facts | Wildfire + Healthy Forests
Did you know Forests can recover naturally after a wildfire but sometimes they need a little help.Fast Facts | Wildfire Rehabilitation
Did you know Forests are home to 80% of wildlife on land.Fast Facts | Wildlife
Did you know It takes 2 billion pallets a day to move and store goods in the US. Most are made of wood and 95% are recycled into new pallets or other products.Fast Facts | Wood pallets
Did you know Cardboard is the most frequently used packaging material because it is renewable, sustainable, and highly recyclable.Fast Facts | Cardboard
Did you know planting trees along streets decreased car crashes by 46%.Fast Facts | Safer Driving
Did you know more that half of all drinking water in the US comes from a forest.Fast Facts | Forests + Water
From the Community
The Importance of Forests in Mitigating Climate Change
Forests and forest products capture almost 15% of our carbon emissions each year. Learn more about the importance of forests in mitigating climate change.More
Wooden skyscrapers could be the future for cities | The Economist
Wooden skyscrapers are an ambitious and innovative solution to the problems posed by urbanisation. Not only are they faster to build, they have smaller carbon footprints than high-rises made of concrete and steel.More
The future of skyscrapers | Grist
How much CO2 would a skyscraper save if a skyscraper was made of wood?
Wooden skyscrapers are already a thing in Europe and Canada. Now, they’re becoming more popular in the U.S. How do they work and what do they mean for the future of cities?More
We are #forestproud.
We are hikers, hunters, land owners, researchers, foresters, students, and professionals. We work at family businesses, forest product companies, conservation and recreation organizations, universities, and government agencies.
We are a diverse community of stewards who are responsible for shaping the future of North America’s forests. We value the renewable products and benefits they provide and are committed to making choices that keep forests as forests, now and for the future.