The US Forest Service’s “Your Forests Your Future” initiative is all about turning people on to the beauty of the national forests and increasing the diversity in who has a say in public lands management and planning. It’s a program built around storytelling, through words, films, photos, whatever it takes, really, to inspire, to encourage, and to educate the public, especially parts of the public that might not normally be involved in discussions about public lands and national forests. The more the public engages with our public lands, the better, and good for the USFS for taking this program on.
In a new video from Your Forests Your Future’s new “More Than Just a Forest” series, the spectacular Bridger-Teton National Forest takes the spotlight. Stretching across much of Western Wyoming, Bridger-Teton is part of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, covering some 3.4 million acres of public land, full of majestic animals, watersheds, peaks—everything the outdoor lover could want. All of that and more are here in this inspiring video that will have you packing a bag and heading for Wyoming without even realizing you’re doing it.
The organization has also filmed an interview with Tricia O’Connor, the BT Forest Supervisor, about the importance of public lands, which you can check out here.