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2013 Research Highlights

Check out our 2013 Research Highlights, focusing on Science for a Healthy Environment and Better Quality of Life.

January 2015 - Great Lakes Forest Restoration

Bordering the United States and Canada, the five Great Lakes – Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie and Ontario – constitute the largest group of freshwater lakes on the planet, containing about 18 percent of the world’s surface fresh water by volume and providing an estimated 40 million people with drinking water. In the United States, forests cover nearly half of the Great Lakes basin’s land area. Forests are not only an iconic part of the region’s landscape, they are vital to its environmental and economic health. Forest Service science is delivering tools that land managers can use to make private and public forests – and ultimately the Great Lakes – healthier and more resilient.

This month we feature a scientist, research, a product, and a partnership related to forest restoration in the Great Lakes Region.

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