Wings Across the Americas makes Forest Service technical expertise more visible and available nationally and internationally.
The Agency’s 35,000 employees—from the National Forest System, State and Private Forestry, Research and Development, and International Programs—manage over 193 million acres of national forests and grasslands and assist state and private landowners to improve conservation on another 494 million acres (200 million hectares) in the US.
Forest Service offers a full range of needed conservation skills, including: strong multiple-use management experience; excellence in research; effective private land assistance; and proactive management of habitats on the national forests and national grasslands.
The agency is experienced in working internationally, especially through long term research and habitat conservation partnerships. It is uniquely positioned to improve bird conservation across domestic and international boundaries.
Employees from areas as diverse as the Bridger-Teton National Forest to the International Institute for Tropical Forestry in Puerto Rico contribute their knowledge, skills, and expertise on projects designed to aid partners with watershed protection and restoration, basic biological research, training and capacity building, and fire management.