Published on : Friday, April 10, 2015
CFLR released the report to analyze first five years of its ten year long forest landscape restoration program. The purpose of the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program is to encourage the collaborative, science-based ecosystem restoration of priority forest landscapes. CFLR observed in its just released report that across the country, tens of millions of acres of forests and watersheds are in need of restoration.
Resilient landscapes provide integral resources and services to ecosystems and communities. From water purification to recreational opportunities, to wildfire and plant diversity, to a sustainable supply of wood products, US rely on our forested land for ecological, social, and economic benefits. Restored landscapes are not only better able to sustain these infestations to drought. Moreover, since 2000, at least 10 states have had their largest fires on record and some states have broken records more than once. To protect forests from aberrant wildfire and make communities safer, fire-adapted landscapes must be restored, CFLR press release stated.