True Economic Relief Through Forestry and Conservation

Forester - Economic Relief in Reforestation

Conversations about job creation rarely center on forests. Yet, the forestry sector is a critical driver of economic growth worldwide –  so much so that the World Bank has called it “the backbone for rural development.” Research shows that investing in afforestation and restoration projects can create short- and long-term economic prosperity. A study of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) revealed that every $1 million spent on reforestation and restoration projects creates 17 jobs. This percentage is by far the highest job creation estimate per million dollars spent of any sector. 

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