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The U.S. Forest Service’s Community Forest and Open Space Conservation Program (CFP) helps communities create these assets and provide benefits as envisioned by the local community. The report briefly summarizes the types of values generated by community forests and gives a few examples demonstrating the range in benefits. For a comprehensive review of the community and economic benefits each forest provides, go to the full report at

Keywords: open space, communities, benefits, community forests, economic benefits, urban forests

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