The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service (FS) is strongly committed to the management of the National Forests in an environmentally sound manner. The agency's top priority is to maintain and improve the health, diversity, and productivity of forest ecosystems for the enjoyment of current and future generations. Forest management includes guidance, administration, and support of the agency's forest products management and sales programs. Forest products include materials derived from a forest for commercial use such as lumber and paper, and also 'special forest products' such as medicinal herbs, fungi, edible fruits and nuts, and other natural products. This photo was taken at the Umatilla National Forest in Oregon on July 10, 2007. USDA photo.
April 27, 2014
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