Poll shows Americans love their forests – and are willing to pay for them

Sep 27, 2013

Americans love their national forests.

Blodgett Canyon trail, Bitterroot National Forest
Credit Sally Mauk

That's the general finding of a new poll commissioned by the National

"These are the people's lands. We all have a stake in their future."

Forest Foundation, the non-profit partner of the U.S. Forest Service. But that's not the surprising finding of the poll. In this feature interview, foundation President Bill Possiel talks with News Director Sally Mauk about the poll results. The bipartisan national poll was conducted by the Republican polling firm "Public Opinion Strategies" and the Democratic polling firm "Fairbank, Maslin, Maulin, Metz and Associates".