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U.S. Forest Service
Caring for the land and serving people

United States Department of Agriculture

Reforestation

Restore Forest Cover

America's richly diverse forests provide vital products and amenities to our society, including quality wildlife habitat, biodiversity of plant and animal communities, clean water, aesthetic benefits, and recreational opportunities. Timely reforestation following harvest or a major catastrophic event to restore forest cover on denuded lands is important to maintain forest ecosystems and derive associated ecological, social, and economic benefits.