Inside the Source: The State of America's Forests 

April 17, 2019

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The State of America's Forests: An Interactive Guide by Steve Wilent 

The State of America’s Forests: An Interactive Guide is a website that “tells a story of consumption and conservation, of conflict and collaboration. But most of all, it is a story of regrowth, renewal, and abundance.” Within its online pages, the guide offers a graphical view of data from the US Forest Service’s Forest Inventory and Analysis unit (FIA) and many other sources, in three main sections:

Benefits such as water, recreation, and forest products and services
Threats such as wildfire, invasive species, and insects and disease
Stewardship, including forestland ownership, certification, harvesting, and reforestation

Hear from the guide's creator, Mila Alvarez, and other key partners in this article. 

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