Not all forests are alike. When you enter a working forest, you are walking through an active, ever-changing landscape that has a job. These trees are being used for lumber, paper and more. Working forests provide a renewable supply of wood because they are actively and carefully managed and maintained by skilled, trained workers.
The United States has about 360 million acres of working forests on private land (owned by individuals, families or businesses). In PA's 10th district, home of Williamsport, working forests are 72.1% private and 27.9% public. (credit to NAFO)
How does a working forest actually work? Here is a quick video to help explain the process:
Many industry company owners rely on working forests for their businesses to thrive and continue to grow. Without working forests, construction companies would not be able to get lumber and print companies would not be able to get paper. Not only are business owners thankful, we are thankful for the forests themselves as they provide thousands of jobs alone. In PA's 10th district, working forests support over 23,500 jobs (credit NAFO).