Increasing the Pace of Restoration and Job Creation on our National Forests

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Restoration of our national forests benefits the environment  and creates jobs in rural communities. Increasing the pace  of restoration of the Nation’s forests is critically needed to  address a variety of threats – including fire, climate change,  the bark beetle infestation, and others -- to the health of  our forest ecosystems, watersheds, and forest-dependent  communities. While the intention in this report is to  focus on our national forests and grasslands, the need for  restoration is an issue that crosses all ownerships; and the  U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service is working  with partners in an all-lands approach.

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