Did You Know?
- We work to restore impaired natural functions of forest and grassland ecosystems, such as filtering and purifying the water that goes into streams.
- Climate change exacerbates the challenges associated with land areas that are particularly susceptible to insects, disease, and wildfire.
- We use the best available science and information to understand and respond to integrated ecological, social, cultural, and economic dynamics.
- Working with our partners, our ecological restoration projects support the growth and development of healthy ecosystems and vibrant, resilient communities.
The month's theme reflects the Forest Service's commitment to using the best available science and information to understand and improve the ability of forests and grasslands to remain healthy and resilient, despite stresses and disturbances such as drought, wildfire, human uses, invasive species, insects, extreme weather events (e.g. storms), and changing climatic conditions.
Communication messages supporting this month's theme include stories of our investment work in restoration of national forests and grasslands in order to continue to deliver values, uses, products, and services that people want and need, such as clean air and water; high-quality recreation settings; scenic character; forest products; cultural sites; and habitats for plant, aquatic, and wildlife species (including threatened/endangered).
About this Photo
The cracking of dense, blue glacier ice in response to increased global temperatures provides a dramatic visual representing the #CallForAction to foster resilient ecosystems. Photo Credit: iStockphotos.com, © Daniel Barnes