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Forest Sustainability Reporting in the United States
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Forest Sustainability Reporting in the United States

The mission of the Forest Service is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. This site provides data and analysis describing current forest conditions as they relate to the ecological, social, and economic dimensions of forest sustainability. We use the Montréal Process Criteria and Indicators, an internationally agreed upon set of sustainability measures, to organize this information. Individual reports for each of the Montréal Process's 64 indicators are provided, covering topics ranging from biodiversity conservation to forest fires to the many benefits we derive from forests. Summary and topical reports are also available for download, and the site also provides access to information about other forest sustainability efforts underway in the United States and elsewhere. Over 20 Forest Service scientists contributed to this effort.

Updated Indicators

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New indicator reports have been completed for Criterion 3 (forest disturbance) and Criterion 4 (soil and water). You can find them here. Look for updates to the other criteria in the coming months.