Forests meet a variety of needs and serve a number of purposes. What are these needs and purposes? How can we strike a fair balance that takes all needs and uses into consideration?

In this activity you will explore the forest with our interactive map.  Download the handouts below (alternatively your teacher will provide you with the handouts in class).


Use this handy map to explore the forest. It’s not just a bunch of trees! Meet the many users and inhabitants. Learn how forests help the environment and the economy. How are forests and habitats threatened? How are they protected? Get the answers to these important questions, and a whole lot more.

Click on icons to learn more about the forest.