Woodlands - Fall 2017 - 4

OVERSTORY

Healthy Woodlands Today
and Into the Future

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arlier this month, I was
pleased to join scores of
woodland advocates and
landowners from around the
country for the 2017 American Tree
Farm System Fly-in in Washington,
D.C. At this two-day event on
Capitol Hill, we each met with our
members of Congress and their
staff to discuss how their decisions
in Washington have an impact
for healthy woodlands today and
into the future. Managing our
woodlands to produce timber,
habitat, clean water and clean air
can be expensive-especially in
a time when every week seems
to bring a new disaster, bugs and
diseases are all around us, and
markets are too thin.
Congress is currently debating
tax policies, making decisions
that impact wood markets, and
beginning to discuss its conservation
priorities for the 2018 Farm Bill.
These issues and more have a direct
impact on us and for the woodlands
we love and for which we care.
The most effective tool each
and every one of us brought to

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Washington in early October were
the stories of our land and the
people caring for it. We shared
personal accounts of how certain
federal programs help enhance
habitat for birds, complete fuels
reduction projects to mitigate
catastrophic wildfire on lands, or
create markets for sustainable
wood. No matter the issue or the
location, sharing real, personal
stories is the most effective tool we
have for advancing, or even saving,
policies that matter to us and
our woods.
Because we know stories are
so powerful at leaving a lasting
impression, I'm excited to have the
opportunity to introduce you to our
Root for Rural Forests campaign.
You can learn more on our website
at: www.forestfoundation.org/
forest-owners-rural-america. The
goal of Root for Rural Forests is
to give landowners a platform
to share their stories with
policymakers to advocate for the
issues we spoke about on the
Hill earlier this month, as well
as others.
As donors, we understand and
value the work landowners across
the country do each and every day
on their land-work that provides
habitat and food for threatened
and endangered species that rely
so heavily on it, work that helps
keep the drinking water flowing
from our faucets clean, and work
that provides sustainable wood
that goes into the products we
use every day.
Too few people in Washington
understand that families and
individuals care for more than
one-third of all the forests in our
country, more than the government

or corporations. These stewards
have a pronounced impact on
our economy and environment
and on the important policies and
programs that enable them to
provide countless public benefits
each year. Additionally, their
stories are so important to share
to help Washington finally connect
the dots on the importance.
Thank you for giving landowners
the platform to share their stories.
You are the reason this
storytelling campaign is possible.
You give landowners a platform
to be heard so they can tell the
stories of the issues they face as
they work to be good stewards
of the land and also of the many
benefits their woodlands provide
the entire nation.
It is also because of you that
landowners have these incredible
stories to share. Owning land is
a serious undertaking. Because
of this, landowners rely heavily
on outside help to get the job
done. Your donations help
connect them with foresters,
fisheries biologists, loggers, online
and print resources for helping
manage their land, and so much
more. These invaluable resources
give them the support that allow
for success in their stewardship
goals-something they may not
have been able to do otherwise.
In this quarter's issue of
Woodland, you will find the
landowner success story of
Stan Wood, a story which was
made possible thanks to your
kind donations, in our Forests
& Families section. You will also
find a policy update in our Tools &
Resources section that goes incontinued on page 38


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Woodlands - Fall 2017

Overstory
Tools and Resources
Forests and Families
A Legacy to Keep
From Forests to Fermentation
Feathering a Forested Nest
Woodlands - Fall 2017 - intro
Woodlands - Fall 2017 - cover1
Woodlands - Fall 2017 - cover2
Woodlands - Fall 2017 - 3
Woodlands - Fall 2017 - Overstory
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Woodlands - Fall 2017 - Tools and Resources
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Woodlands - Fall 2017 - Forests and Families
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Woodlands - Fall 2017 - A Legacy to Keep
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Woodlands - Fall 2017 - From Forests to Fermentation
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Woodlands - Fall 2017 - Feathering a Forested Nest
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