A healthy forest is a community of life. People are members of that community.
Wildness is essential to the well-being of the whole forest community. Rotting logs, wind-felled trees, standing snags, large-diameter legacy trees—all are part of a healthy forest.
People can work in and harvest from the forest in ways that encourage its health and wildness—mutually beneficial relationship at its best.
Clean water. Clean air. Beauty. Firewood. Wildlife habitat. Peace and solitude. Timber. Maple syrup. Soul restoration. Carbon sequestration. Just a few of the gifts of a healthy, rewilding forest.
Illustration generously shared courtesy Wetland, Woodland, Wildland: A Guide to the Natural Communities of Vermont, 2005, Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department and The Nature Conservancy
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