International Day of Forests

The scenic beauty of Louisiana is widely known, illustrating the common staple between the state’s largely varying landscapes- forests.  With a highly diversified geography, Louisiana produces an abundance of species-rich forests, some of which include oak, pine, and cypress.  Aesthetically pleasing, yes, but forests are also a major contributor to the well-being of the environment and sustainability of humans.

More than 75% of the fresh water we use throughout the world comes from forested wetlands!
(www.cbd.int/iyb/doc/prints/factsheets/iyb-cbd-fastcheet-forest-en.pdf)

Consider a forest clean-up activity or tree planting event, and don’t forget to celebrate your local forests!

Happy International Day of Forests!

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