The USFS released its summary report on the US forestry industry. The report outlines the condition of the industry over the last 5 years and proposed actions to adapt to a transforming industry sector.
An estimated 20 million acres of Michigan's land is devoted to forests. These forests generate jobs that employ over 150,000 Michiganians and contribute $12 billion to Michigan's economy. Who owns this land? The largest landowner in Michigan is individual private landowners.
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THE SFI LABEL is among the leading certified-sustainable product labels, and consumers are actively looking for eco-labels. Seventy-two percent of companies agree that eco-labels contribute to better purchasing decisions.
Michigan forests have always been important to the quality of life of Michigan citizens. But our demands on forests continue to grow and to change. To maintain our quality of life, the way we manage our forests will also change.
There are about 20,000 logging businesses across the United States, employing approximately 100,000 people.
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