This month highlights the many benefits that conserving open space or “green spaces” provides in both urban and rural communities. This month reflects on the urgency to protect these spaces from being converted into developed uses. There is an opportunity this month to highlight that the Forest Service supports collaborative, voluntary strategies of land management investments and partnerships.
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.
- Forests and grasslands are experiencing increased disturbance, including drought, wildfires and pest-related mortality, resulting from changes in temperature and precipitation.
- 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.