Your reasons to support forest, park, and trail protection are likely very personal to you:

  • You like to get outdoors to walk, run, or ride on recreational lands;
  • You like wildlife and know that forested habitats provide them with homes;
  • You would rather have a forest, park, or trail in your neighborhood than another home or development;
  • You want to ensure that your private or public forest lands will be enjoyed by future generations; and/or
  • You like clean water and air, and know the important role of forests in supporting those and other ecosystem benefits.

However, you may also find that information about the economic benefits of protecting forests, parks, and trails will help as you speak with Legislators, local decision-makers, or those who may be skeptical or undecided about why conservation is worthy of ongoing investment. The following should help: