State of America’s Forests Adds Interactive Content to Website

Greenville, S.C. – Building on the successful launch of State of America’s Forests in December of 2017, the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities (Endowment) today released three new packets of content on the interactive website, The new topics include: forest insects and diseases; invasive plants; and invasive animals.

These topics address some of the myriad challenges that face our nation’s forests and focus onpotential solutions to these widespread problems.

State of America’s Forests, an online multimedia guide, helps users explore the many benefits forests provide, understand challenges facing this renewable resource, and learn about forest management and conservation. Based on peer-reviewed studies and verified data, the first two modules touched on fire in our forests and the role forests play in providing clean water.

“Although these specific additions highlight the threat of invasive species in America’s forests, we at the Endowment recognize that pests do not honor state or national borders,” says EndowmentPresident and CEO Carlton Owen. “Threats to our forests affect all of North America. In response we have on-going work with a number of organizations in Canada as we continually look forshared solutions to address burgeoning challenges.”

The project lead for State of America’s Forests, Dr. Mila Alvarez, will continue to work closely withthe Endowment’s project partner, the USDA Forest Service, to bring additional content to the site in the coming months.

For more information contact:
Carlton N. Owen, President & CEO, 864-233-7646,
The U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities (the Endowment) is a not-for-profit public charity working collaboratively with partners in the public and private sectors to advance systemic, transformative, and sustainable change for the health and vitality of the nation’sworking forests and forest-reliant communities –

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