Keeping Forests as Forests
Why it matters, and what we do.
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
We often think and talk about our forests as if they’re all the same. Our forests - young and old, big and small, public and private, urban and rural - thrive not just alongside each other but because of each other. With more than 800 species of tree spread over a billion forested acres, our forests are as diverse as the millions of people who work in and around them.
This diversity ensures we can meet the challenges we face today and tomorrow. To keep forests as forests, we respect and value them. For all the forests give us, we nurture them in exchange: working together as a sector of responsible stewards, planting and renewing after harvest and using every last part from root to branch to leaf to bark. Always innovating, ensuring thriving markets for wood and wood products, and investing in and supporting vital research and conservation. North American forests are places where business and leisure, innovation and conservation work together, forests where life can truly thrive.
We are committed to making choices that keep forests as forests. Get to know us, the places where we live, work, and play, and how we are shaping the future of North America’s forests.
Get to know North America’s forests from the ground up.