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December - Delivering Benefits

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This month’s theme reflects the Forest Service’s commitment to delivering goods and services that benefit the communities and individuals it is called to serve. From clean water, great recreational opportunities, gathering forest products such as firewood and mushroom, and more, the Forest Service strived to bring these services in a way that not just current populations can enjoy but for generations to come. 

Did you know?

  • Sustainable land management practices enable forests and grasslands to produce goods and services to meet public demands and to contribute to community and national prosperity, health and quality of life.

  • Forest Service manages national forests and grasslands for timber, range, minerals, outdoor recreation opportunities, cultural and heritage resources, clean waterand air, wildlife and fish, and a myriad of special uses such as communication and energy transmission.

  • It is critical that the Forest Service continues to meet population demands by maintaining, improving, and conserving our watersheds and the health of ecosystems it manages.

  • The benefits derived from national forests and grasslands generate billions of dollars to the national economy, underpinning local economies in many rural areas and enhancing the quality of life in many communities.

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