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Parks, Forests and the Lands We Use

The Big Picture

While many parks may contain forests, a lot of the forests you may see may owned by individuals and families. Would you like to own a forest? What would you do with a forest if you owned one? What do you think is involved in caring for a forest? How are forests a natural resource?

In this series of activities you will get to learn some of the basics of owning a forest: keeping it healthy, making it strong and recognizing its potential as a renewable natural resource. Unlike many food crops that are renewed every year, a crop of timber sometimes only matures once in a lifetime! Caring for a forest as an investment can be a big job! You will learn some of the basics about caring for a forest as a natural resource.

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Forest Farmers

EXPLORER Skill Level: One
ENGAGER Skill Level: Two
CITIZEN-SCIENTIST Skill Level: Three

 

Hidden Highways

EXPLORER Skill Level: One
ENGAGER Skill Level: Two
CITIZEN-SCIENTIST Skill Level: Three

 

Park Patrol

EXPLORER Skill Level: One
ENGAGER Skill Level: Two
CITIZEN-SCIENTIST Skill Level: Three

 

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