Timber Harvest and Carbon

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Active management of forests has been woven into the fabric of U.S. Forest Service conservation since
Congress set aside the first national forest reserves in 1897. Through a variety of activities ranging from timber harvesting to tree planting to building trails, the Forest Service manages for multiple uses to meet the needs of a diverse public. We provide world-class recreation, livestock grazing, a clean and abundant water supply, wildlife habitat, and wood fiber while sustaining the health, productivity, and diversity of our national forests and grasslands.