The Forestry Service is committed to the conservation, protection, and use of forest resources. They are responsible for managing public forests in order to provide sustainable timber harvests. The Forestry Service also offers a variety of education programs for children and adults in order to teach them about forestry issues. Forestry is important to our nation’s health and well-being. Forestry plays a key role in regulating the flow of water, provides habitats for wildlife, creates open spaces, protects watersheds and soil from erosion, purifies air and water resources, offers recreational opportunities such as hiking trails and campgrounds, produces food products like nuts and fruits that we use every day (e.g., pecans), offers wood materials used in homes we live in; paper we write on; lumber we build with.
Forestry provides all the natural resources we use every day. Forestry is an important part of our nation’s economy and quality of life, and it also plays a critical role in protecting us from storms like hurricanes Katrina and Sandy.
Forestry is responsible for producing the foods that are in our grocery stores, providing materials used to build our homes and offices , offering recreational opportunities such as hiking trails and campgrounds, and purifying air and water resources . Forestry provides all of these services while regulating flow of water. Forestry has made it possible for us to have so many things we take for granted every day.
Forestry Service was created on March 16th 1873 by Congress through an Act which states “provide a National forestry policy”
The Forestry Services mission statement: The mission of the US Forest Service is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation’s forests & grasslands to meet the needs of present & future generations. They manage national forest system lands for multiple uses & benefits. Forestry manages that land to provide all Americans with wood products, watershed protection, recreation, and wildlife habitat. Forestry is a science-based profession which provides for the management of public forest lands in order to meet our nation’s changing needs.
The Forestry Service creates healthier forests by helping communities protect their water supplies from manure runoffs at its farms or industrial factories, purify air quality through logging roads as well as teaching children about forestry issues after school programs. Forestry services also help control floods along rivers and lakes by managing water runoff during heavy rainstorms. Forestry protects soil from erosion by offering habitats for wildlife such as birds who keep rodents away from crops preventing those pests from eating up farmers’ profits
The mission statement of Forestry is to sustain the health, diversity and productivity of forested lands in order to meet present and future generations’ needs. Forestry also manages public forests for multiple uses and benefits such as watershed protection, recreation opportunities, wildlife habitat and wood products. Forestry services ensure that land management practices are science-based professions which provide for the sustainable harvests of our nation’s resources.
Forestry protects soil from erosion by providing habitats for birds who will keep rodents away from farmers’ crops preventing them from eating up their profits
Forestry service helps communities prevent diseases like West Nile Virus through its mosquito abatement program (forest conservation) protecting human lives.