Reconnecting People and Forests

Reshaping perceptions for generations to come.

Forests and forest products make a large and diverse contribution to people’s everyday lives. As populations change and adapt over time, so do forests. As #forestproud community members, it’s our responsibility to be part of the solution to sustain and improve the health of our environment.

When reconnecting people and forests, a stronger relationship is made between essential forest benefits and products and those that use them everyday.

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The Crew

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.

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Fast Facts | Skiing in National Forests

Did you know there are 122 ski areas in U.S. National Forests visited by 23 million people each year?

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Fast Facts | Carbon

When trees are turned into products, that carbon stays in those products and out of our atmosphere. By using forest products we are keeping forests as forests and helping fight climate change.

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Fast Facts | Trees + Property Values

What’s the easiest way to increase the value of your property? It might be as simple as planting a tree.

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Fast Facts | Turkeys

Thanks to active forest management and conservation efforts, wild turkey populations are flourishing.

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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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