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Tag: Working Forest

Forestland recreation: good for everyone

Posted on: June 1st, 2018

Like the many other benefits of a working forest, cultural qualities like non-consumptive recreation — bird watching, hiking, biking, nature photography and more — help promote balance in nature. Every day, millions of people take advantage of opportunities for outdoor recreation on both public and private land. Designated protected areas of public land allow access […]

Benefits of a Working Forest: Quality Water

Posted on: May 11th, 2018

Forests are essential to maintaining quality water for all living things. They minimize soil erosion, and in the process, reduce sediment in ponds, lakes and streams while filtering pollutants. Rainfall in the forest is dispersed in many directions, performing many functions. First among the forest’s canopy before reaching the forest floor, then with the soil […]

The Benefits of a Working Forest

Posted on: April 20th, 2018

  Working Forest – Merriam-Webster defines a forest as: a dense growth of trees and underbrush covering a large tract … a biological community dominated by trees, other woody vegetation, and non-woody plants. Among other things, forests provide food, water, wood and fuel. They also serve as wildlife habitat and help regulate climate, floods, and […]