Collection of biomass images on a background of bark beetle infested pine forest.

One of the greatest challenges facing forest managers in the United States on both public and private lands is restoring and maintaining the health and resilience of forest ecosystems. Adapting to climate change and mitigating its effects calls for an increase in both the magnitude of the effort needed and the urgency of taking action.

One option for adaptation and mitigation is sustainable woody biomass utilization to replace fossil fuels or substitute for less sustainable building materials. Such use can produce economic returns that enable additional restoration activities, maintain rural infrastructure, and create jobs.

Our goal to increase the amount of America’s energy that comes from forests requires we coordinate to use woody biomass more efficiently in tandem with forest management activities on public and private lands.

Please visit the Woody Biomass Utilization website for more information.