Besides supplying half of our nation’s water, offering jobs to millions of wood products workers, and providing habitat to thousands of critters, America’s forests also generate $15 billion a year in recreation dollars.
In 2011, nearly 166 million people visited a National Forest, which supported more than 200,000 full-and part-time jobs in local communities.
So get out there and do your job—have fun in the forest this fall!
Check out these stories from some of our staff members and their summer adventures among the trees, and learn more about how the Conservancy protects America's forests.
Sometimes outdoor adventures with young kids can be more adventure than you bargained for.
Dan Shaver and his children share an up-close experience with nesting bald eagles in Indiana.
A family member's mountaintop proposal and a wildfire made for an unforgettable trip for Nature.org's Julia Bourque.
In the remote Galiuro Mountains, Celeste Andresen enjoys wildflowers, serene mountain streams and wildlife.
In the woods behind Jeff Opperman's suburban house in Ohio, a quiet creek comes alive with watery beasts from the past.