Learn about Forests and Grasslands

Montana forestThe US Forest Service takes care of more than 193 million acres of the nation's forests and grasslands. These public lands include mountain tops and valley bottoms, temperate rain forests and high deserts. They are home to more than ??? species of animals, and countless species of plants. They also provide critical resources to the United States, such as wood products, grazing for livestock, Wilderness and recreational opportunities.

Most importantly, these lands belong to YOU!

Visit the following Web resources to find more about the diversity of life and landscapes contained within these amazing public lands—and find out what you can do to help make sure they stay healthy and sustainable.

 

 

LEARN ABOUT FORESTS & GRASSLANDS

Montana grasslandForests affect nearly every aspect of our lives. Forest resources provide the raw materials for our homes, our workplaces, the books and newspapers we read, and the packaging that contains our food and other products of our labor. Forest ecosystems supply our water, maintain our climate, help purify the air, protect soils, and provide for wilderness experiences. Forests provide habitat for wildlife, and serve as preserves of biological diversity and as sources of food, fuel, and medicine for people throughout the world. They shape the recreational landscape, help stabilize our farms, and enhance our cities.

LEARN ABOUT PLANTS & ANIMALS IN YOUR NATIONAL FORESTS & GRASSLANDS