You breathe air. You drink water.
Sure, most people know that America’s forests clean our air and provide water (for example, half the nation’s water supply comes from forests).
But besides these life-giving services, healthy forests also allow Americans to make a living. And most of these folks aren’t the Paul Bunyan lumberjack types of yore; these are workers in the hospitality, retail, recreation, construction, and energy businesses. Some quick facts about America’s forests drive this home:
The Nature Conservancy’s first action 60 years ago was conserving a forest in New York. Today, thanks to the generous support of people like you, we work with thousands of people across the country to restore America’s forests so they can continue to benefit people, water, and wildlife.
Meet some of our partners below, and see how jobs are growing on trees!
Bill Thomason, Miller and Cabin Maker
Thorne Bay, Alaska
Jon Fosgitt, Forester
Lake Superior, Michigan
Mary Clashman, Landowner
Jefferson County, Indiana
Ron and Sharon Eichelberger, Outfitters