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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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.

How many people are part of the forest community?

Fast Facts | 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!

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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.

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Living with Fire

In today’s environment of frequent fires and limited public funds, solutions are forged at the collaborative table. Living with fire means learning to work together both as a collaborative and as a community.