How many of these forests have you explored?
Our country’s National Forest system extends over 193 million acres. This includes 154 protected grasslands and forests. And we rely on them more than you may imagine. Over 200 million people get their drinking water sourced from them.
Wooded areas aid in protecting our drinking water’s cleanliness by decreasing soil erosion and filtering harsh chemicals and sediments.
They reduce the risks in times of natural disasters like landslides and flooding, as well as the amounts of carbon dioxide in the air we breathe. So they ease the effects of climate change on our environment.
Let’s relish mother nature as we explore some of our country’s most stunning storybook forests.