The United States has 193 million acres of National Forests which are managed by the U.S. Forest Service. These lands offer clean water for one-third of people in the U.S. and are home to thousands of species. They’re also a financial asset. The National Forests bring in nearly $14 billion to the U.S. economy every year thanks to the 170 million visitors that enjoy it annually.
As valuable as they are, local forests are not immune to ongoing issues. With so much land to maintain, the Forest Service often has to fight an uphill battle against forest wildfires and restoration challenges. Funding from the government is often too low to allow the organization to properly maintain the vast areas of land. In response to this issue, Weston Snowboards has taken it upon themselves to find a solution.