A recent report has proved that trees are responsible for saving more than 850 human lives every year. The USDA Forest Service also discovered that trees prevent 670,000 incidents of acute respiratory illness
When budget cuts forced Washington's Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest to make serious changes to its vital forest roads system, a diverse group of partners and stakeholders stepped forward to ensure the community voice will be heard during the decision-making process.
This white paper presents the results of a national‐scale overlay of watershed condition data on three general types of land management categories in the 193 million‐acre National Forest System — designated wilderness, inventoried Roadless Areas and all other lands.