Renewing Body and Spirit, Inspiring Passion for the Land
“Perhaps the rebuilding of the body and spirit is the greatest service derivable from our forests, for what worth are material things if we lose the character and quality of people that are the soul of America.”
--Arthur Carhart, Forest Service Landscape Architect, 1919
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"Renewing Body and Spirit, Inspiring Passion for the Land": A Framework for Sustainable Recreation
USDA Forest Service’s Framework for Sustainable Recreation will help shape recreation’s role in promoting forest and grassland health and in advancing and strengthening the vitality of communities that are adjacent to National Forests.
On February 16, 2011 President Obama received the report “America’s Great Outdoors: A Promise to Future Generations.” The primary themes of the AGO report: connecting Americans to nature, conserving and restoring landscapes, and working together for America’s Great Outdoors are found in our Framework for Sustainable Recreation. We look forward to working with our communities on these priorities that promote the full benefits of recreating in the great outdoors!