In a poll commissioned by the National Association of State Foresters (NASF) and released today in support of Arbor Day, voters across the country were found to strongly value forests as sources of clear air and water as well as providers of good-paying jobs and essential products.
The poll, conducted by the bi-partisan team of Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates (D) and Public Opinion Strategies (R), also found that 74 percent of voters support maintaining or expanding efforts to protect forests and trees in their states.
"It’s encouraging to know that the voting public understands the immense value provided by our forest land," said Jay Farrell, NASF executive director. "America’s forests are a renewable resource that provide both environmental and economic benefits – and that makes them truly unique. On Arbor Day, it’s worth remembering the important role of our forests."
A memo summarizing the poll’s finding can be found here: