Deliver Social, Economic and Environmental Benefits to the Public
March’s broad theme from the Forest Service Strategic Goal #2 offers a key opportunity to showcase how the Forest Service programs and activities contribute to the socioeconomic benefits to the Nation and local communities. It also offers an opportunity to showcase how the Southern Research Station is implementing the SRS Strategic Framework, which helps answer questions land managers may have in regards to managing our nation’s forests and grasslands. SRS delivers social, economic and environmental benefits to the public by:
- Delivering the knowledge, tools, and technologies needed to conserve, maintain, and restore watersheds, ecosystems, and the services they provide to people.
- Providing the science to inform policy decisions that contribute socioeconomic benefits to local communities and the nation.
- Providing the science that describes how people connect to the outdoors.
Did You Know?
- Sustainable land management practices enable forests and grasslands to produce goods and services to meet public demands, and to contribute to community and national prosperity, health and quality of life.
- The national forests and grasslands are managed for timber, range, minerals, outdoor recreation opportunities, cultural and heritage resources, clean water and air, wildlife and fish, and a myriad of special uses such as communication and energy transmission.
- It is critical that we continue to meet population demands by maintaining, improving, and conserving our watersheds and the health of ecosystems we manage.
- The benefits derived from national forests and grasslands generate billions of dollars to the national economy, underpinning local economies in many rural areas and enhancing the quality of life in many communities.