Why does the wild need help?
To preserve wild space, you might at first think it just needs to be left alone. The problem is that humans have left an indelible mark and continue to affect these ecosystems. They're not the original untouched places they once were. From things including mining, grazing, altered fire patterns, hunting, invasive species, and pollution there is actually a lot to manage... and unfortunately declining resources to do the work. Landscapes can become eroded and animal populations can dwindle. They need us to make it right.
The good news is that the heroes working for these places use whole-ecosystem approaches that allow the wild to evolve and adapt, making sure that the vibrant range of species and vast scenic vistas live on. Each of us can help too. Here are 10 things you can do to help your National Forest! One of the easiest ways to show your support is to simply get out and visit!
We want to see these places thrive! Through our partnership and practices, we're doing what we can, and we hope you can feel good about every stitch!