Help the Economy and Burn Fat!

Posted on September 23, 2011

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Count the ways that public lands and natural landscape are valuable.    You might not have heard this one yet, but Jodi Peterson of High Country News says, “Two new studies show that public lands are valuable because – wait for it – they burn fat and generate dollars. A Forest Service study published recently estimates that last year, visitors to the nation’s forests burned a collective 290 billion calories. That’s 83 million pounds of body fat — measured in French fries, enough to reach to the moon and back.”  Who knew? . . . more>>

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