Connect People to the Outdoors

A picture of Woodsy Owl with a fishing pole, casting into a river.  The words Connect People to the Outdoors are on the picture.

With National Public Lands Day, September is a great time to highlight Strategic Objective F: “Connect People to the Outdoors.” and encourage healthy, active outdoor fun at national forests and grasslands.

Did You Know?

  • The Forest Service offers outstanding opportunities for experiencing a multitude of recreation opportunities.
  • National Forests offer some of the most valuable outdoor recreation settings that this country has to offer, but those settings and the visitor experiences they provide are increasingly at risk.
  • Connecting with the outdoors and nature enhances people’s quality of life.
  • The Forest Service is committed to providing sustainable outdoor opportunities while minimizing the impacts of use on the land.


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