Our national forests : stories from America's most important public lands / Greg M. Peters ; foreword by Mary Mitsos
- Peters, Greg M.
- Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, 2021.
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- Physical Description:
- 277 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 24 cm
- Additional Creators:
- Mitsos, Mary
- No forests, no water : the story of eastern National Forests -- Seeds of reforestation : the art and science of growing trees -- From the Dustbowl to Midewin : restoring America's grasslands -- The original people's land : Native voices and the struggle to be heard -- Crowd control : just because bears do it, doesn't mean humans should -- Capital W wilderness : the origins and future of wilderness and national forests -- The wolverine watchers : how citizen science helps wildlife -- After the burn : the Eagle Creek Fire -- All the people's land : diversity and representation in the Forest Service, National Forests, and the great outdoors.
- "Across 193 million acres of forests, mountains, deserts, watersheds, and grasslands, national forests provide a multitude of uses as diverse as America itself. Welcoming 170 million visitors each year to hike, bike, paddle, ski, fish, and hunt, "the people's lands" offer more than just recreation. Timber is harvested, lost habitats are recovered, and endangered wildlife is protected as part of the Forest Service's enduring mission. In Our National Forests, Greg Peters reveals an inside look at America's most important public land and the people committed to protecting it and ensuring access for all. From the story of how the Forest Service grows millions of seedlings in the West each year, to their efforts to save the hellbender salamander in Appalachia, the narrative spans the breadth of the country and its diverse ecology. People are at the center of the stories, whether the dedicated folks in the Forest Service, or the everyday citizens who support and tend to the protected lands near their homes"--
- 9781604699630 hardcover
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-264) and index.
- Endowment Note:
- Benzak Foundation American Environmental History Collections Endowment at the Penn State Libraries
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