Responsible Earth

WHAT IS A HEALTHY FOREST?

The definition of a healthy forest varies with who you're talking to. A forester would consider a forest healthy if it meets management goals, while a wilderness specialist would want to see a forest undisturbed by humans. Unfortunately, the time it will take for the forests to regenerate after a disturbance such as mass bark beetle infestation is quite large; therefore, we have to ask the question:                                                                                  www.forestcityutah.com

What can we do--to the best of our abilities--
to maintain and improve the health of our forests?

FOREST HEALTH = HUMAN HEALTH

A healthy forest yields much more than recreational activity space and picture-worthy landscaping. Forests, as well as any healthy habitat, provide benefits to people known as ecosystem services. Ecosystem services can be divided into four categories: supporting, provisional, regulating, and cultural.

As you can see, forests provide a wide range of services from turning CO2 to oxygen, which allows us live (which is nice), to providing timber for our homes so we can be sheltered--also nice. What is lost or taken from the forest must be restored to ensure future generations receive the same ecosystem services as we do.

WE AT RESPONSIBLE EARTH BELIEVE A HEALTHY FOREST IS ONE IN BALANCE WITH ITSELF, OTHER ECOSYSTEMS, AND--OF COURSE--HUMANS.

    Take a look at the links of various environmental threats at the right,
      because knowledge is power!