Healthy forests provide substantial economic support throughout the forest products industry, forest management and forest-dependent recreation, as well as critical infrastructure services through watershed protection and habitat for threatened and endangered species.
This is where we spend time camping, hunting and fishing with our families. It’s where we find our renewable natural resources that support family wage jobs and local businesses.
While properly managed forests are highly resilient, if left in a damaged state, they will face significant threats. This includes those from natural disasters (hurricanes, wildfires, etc.) and invasive species.
The PPRC recommends:
- Supporting efforts to clean up, replant and manage forestland after major natural disasters, which are decimating our fiber-basket.