Within the United States, thousands of acres of forests are in various stages of degradation. These forests need restoration work, such as projects that thin thick, overgrown forests to restore their natural fire cycles. But, when so many degraded forest lands exist, land managers, with limited resources and funding, need a way to prioritize restoration projects. This is where Wilderness Society forest ecologists come in. Recently, our ecologists developed a tool that helps identify areas for restoration at the forest, district and watershed level.