Magazine article American Forests

From the Community

Magazine article American Forests

From the Community

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This summer, we took to social media to find out why you think wildlife conservation is important. Here's what you had to say!

"Wildlife conservation is not only important for our ecosystems but for man as well. Keystone species, and other indicator species, are important for us to know if an area is thriving. From pikas to hellbenders, it is important that we focus on all creatures from the top to the bottom of our ecosystems. The conservation of wildlife is also important for our nation's forests. Foresters, such as myself, have to account for all elements within a forest system, and it is up to us to ensure that our forests are utilized sustainably for all forms of use. Without wildlife, our forested regions wouldn't be what they are today."

--CARLY C, IN

"Nature is a system of individual parts, all working as a whole. Like every machine, if one part fails, the rest of the machine might also fail. Wildlife conservation maintains those integral cogs, keeping our ecological machine running for future generations. …

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