“Now that’s a lot of toilet paper.”
THERE'S NOTHING LIKE IDAHO FORESTS
WHICH IS EXACTLY WHY FORESTRY FOLKS TAKE CARE OF THEM BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER HARVEST.
Managing our forests to be sustainable is a bit of a balancing act. We have to think about what we need today AND what future generations will need in the future. It’s not just about wood and paper products that we use every day. It’s as much about water quality, wildlife habitat, healthy forests, keeping carbon out of the air we breathe, opportunities for recreation and spiritual renewal, local jobs and strong rural communities. They are all connected. Forests are, by nature, a renewable resource. But when we manage our forests, we ensure they’re sustainable.
Money Grows on Trees
Start with something simple like facial tissue – they’re hygienic, convenient, absorbent and when you need one, you need one. They are also a huge job creator in Idaho. And that’s something you won’t see on any packaging, but it’s true. Besides facial tissues, there are all kinds of wood and paper products made from renewable trees that help create 30,000 local jobs and more than two billion dollars for our economy.
Working forests that are actively managed not only give around 30,000 Idahoans good-paying jobs and put food on their tables, they also help fund public schools and keeps our local communities healthy, strong and growing. That’s why planting, harvesting and replanting trees are important to the future of Idaho’s economy and the environment. When the wood and paper products we all use come from responsibly managed forests, we can be sure that the forest will sustain the places we work and play.