The nearly 200 million acres of national forests in the United States are integral to our planet’s health. About half our national forests have been seriously affected by logging, mining, and road building, but many policies exist to protect remaining forests and the vital ecosystems they support.
One challenge to our forests and other natural ecosystems is the dramatic expansion of metropolitan areas to reach into previously undeveloped farmlands and rural areas.
Our national forests are protected by several pieces of major legislation.
The Jewish tradition has always emphasized our need to live in harmony with the surrounding earth.
The Reform Movement has a number of policy that speak to conservation and environmental stewardship