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Trees planted along Michigan waterways protect fish populations, provide habitat

Community members work alongside the Green Team to plant large trees along Cedar Creek in two parks

More than 17,000 trees are now providing habitat for wildlife, reducing stormwater flooding and protecting fish populations in the Rogue River watershed in western Michigan, funded through a USDA Forest Service Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) grant.


Wildfire and Smoke

Smoke Monitor near the Cameron Peak fire in Colorado

As most people know, the Forest Service plays an important role with fire.  This involves both responding to unwanted wildfires and using fire (termed prescribed fire) as a tool reduce unhealthy and unsafe accumulations of vegetation.  Associated with both types of fire is smoke.  While smoke can affect anyone, those most at risk are the young and seniors and those with cardiovascular or respiratory issues. 


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