Strengthen Ties to the Community
Did You Know?
- Forest Service programs and activities contribute substantial socioeconomic benefits to the Nation and local communities.
- As America’s urban areas continue to grow, access to the natural environment and nature-based activities is becoming increasingly important to a community’s overall health and well-being.
- Shared stewardship is key to accomplishing work.
- National Forests and Grasslands contribute to jobs and economic benefits that sustain rural communities.
Forest Recreation: Does Land Ownership Matter?
There are notable differences between public and private forest users, and people are more likely to engage in some types of recreation – such as fishing – on publicly owned lands. Photo by Unsplash, courtesy of Pixabay.
Demographics influence recreational use of public forests
Promoting Sustainable Forestry on African American Family Lands
Interviews were conducted with forest landowner families at or near their property. Photo by Eleanor Cooper Brown.
Preserving cultural legacy, investing in the future
A dozen universities from all over the southeast joined SRS and R8 to discuss career opportunities for students. Photo by Jeremy Jones, USFS.
Employment and Income Trends for Forest-Based Sectors in the South
Bird watching is a favorite recreational hobby in National Forests. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
Key Findings from the Southern Forest Futures Project Technical Report
Her research helps people understand the connections between green spaces and physical, mental, and social health.
U.S. Forest Service, Forest Inventory and Analysis unit provides research that helps Brown-Forman Cooperage locate its new mill in a small town and boosts the local economy.