Forests are under pressure from ever-increasing threats such as wildfire, invasive pests and pathogens, and development. The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Bill conservation programs engage landowners through outreach, education and technical assistance to keep their forests as forests. The 2008 Farm Bill made important changes to the USDA conservation programs, better enabling forest owners to participate. Forest owners now have improved access to conservation tools and resources through a variety of Natural Resource Conservation Service programs. The conservation programs under the Farm Bill will help keep forests forested and should be preserved.

More information at American Tree Farm System