Thursday, February 3, 2011

2011 - The International Year of the Forest

Did you know that 2011 is the International Year of the Forest?  The United Nations general assembly declared 2011 as the year of the forest to promote the important role forests play in our everyday lives and to promote sustainable management, conservation, and development of forests worldwide.  This effort is supported by the U.S. Forest Service, American Forest Foundation, and the National Association of State Foresters.  These agencies are working together to develope and facilitate plans for the U.S. celebration.

To raise awareness of the benefits of America’s forests, cooperating agencies have declared Saturday, May 21st as National Walk in the Woods Day.  The idea is to get your family, friends, elected officials, or a local youth group out in the woods!  The American Forest Foundation also provides a list of  other "Things You Can Do."  There are plans to put together some resources and a tool kit to help you plan other activities.

Click here for a calendar of Key Forest Related Events.

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