Our forest lands are precious natural resources.

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About two-thirds of the nation’s scarce water resource originates on forests which cover about one-third of the nation’s land area.

Healthy watersheds are the basic building blocks of sound natural resource stewardship. Without healthy watersheds, habitat deteriorates for all living things, including people. Forests play a critical role in watershed health; however, the link between forests, watershed condition, and water quality and quantity is often not recognized.

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