Challenges to sustainability in the U.S. forest sector
10 steps on a critical path toward sustainability in the U.S. forest sector
Last Frontier Forests
Las Ultimas Fronteras Forestales
North and Central America Facts
- Original forest covered 12.7 million square kilometers in North and Central America.
- Only 3.9 million square kilometers (31%) remain as healthy intact forest (as frontier forest).
- Frontier forest in Central America makes up only 10% of original forest cover.
- In the lower 48 States, only 1% of original forest remains as forest frontier.
- Canada is home to 25% of the world's forest frontiers and 88% of North and Central America's.
- 87% of frontier forest in Central America is threatened.
- 84% of North America's threatened frontier forests are under threat from logging.