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.

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Fast Facts | Wildfire + Climate Change

Climate change has caused variations and unpredictability in weather patterns, leading to drought, an increase in flammable woody fuel, and changes in plant composition. Fire season is longer than ever, reaching 300 days in parts of the country.

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Fast Facts | Wildfire + Healthy Forests

Fire is a natural process and necessary to the health of many forests.

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Fast Facts | Wildfire Rehabilitation

Forests can recover naturally after a wildfire but sometimes they need a little help.

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Fast Facts | Wildlife

Forests are home to 80% of wildlife on land? By choosing to keep forests as forests we are protecting wildlife habitats.

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Fast Facts | Wood pallets

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 | Cardboard

Cardboard is the most frequently used packaging material because it is renewable, sustainable, and highly recyclable.