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Forests and Grasslands

Restoring Hope

Three Forest Service regions are part of the pilot program called Integrated Resource Restoration. The program focuses on a land management approach that allows line officers to tackle on-the-ground work with more flexibility for better results.  Watch the video “Restoring Hope” then learn more about how we are working to make making a significant, workable change to managing you public lands. 


Restoration is helping nature recover from degradation, damage and destruction. The goal is to re-establish a balance of nature needed for air, water, plants and animals to thrive.


Water is one of the most important water resources flowing from national forests and grasslands, providing drinking water to more than 180 million people.


Providing the greatest diversity of outdoor recreation opportunities in the world means working to balance the desires of recreationists with ensuring future generations have the same access.

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