When The Forest’s In: Protecting the Forests of America
In the face of the growing threat of climate change and forest fires, the conservation movement is making it a priority to protect the forests we all love.
The new Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is being led by the U.S. Forest Service and it’s the first time it’s ever been formally elected by the public.
In an interview with The American Conservatory, FSC chairman Greg Grandinetti explained how the council will use its authority to make sure that all of the trees that make up the American landscape are protected and thrive in the future.
We want to make the most of our land for future generations and to conserve it for our future generations, Grandinett told the American Conservatories.
He said that FSC’s primary task is to provide a way for people to take control of their own forests, and to help conserve the land that has been historically important to our nation.
The FSC will be responsible for a wide variety of forest management tasks, including planting, harvesting, logging, fire protection, and conservation of habitat.
“I am very excited to join FSC, a strong conservationist group that has already accomplished many conservation accomplishments that will make it the first ever forest stewardship council,” said FSC co-chair Jim Larkin, who will serve as chairperson.
“The council’s mission is to help restore forests to a condition where they can be left for future use and not just used as landfills.”
The council will also have a role in promoting forest management and preserving watersheds, as well as working with state and local governments to protect forest lands from timber logging.
Grandinets goal is to ensure that future generations will be able to enjoy the rich diversity of forest life, as he explained.
“Forest stewardship is not only a way to conserve and preserve forests, but also to help us achieve sustainability,” Grandinetz said.
“By helping to restore and maintain forests that were once critical to our civilization, we will make the forest and the people of the United States healthier, healthier communities, and better stewards of the planet.”