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USDA Blog Post
Eat It to Beat It - 2014 Garlic Mustard Challenge

July is National Blueberry Month
Did you know... North America supplies roughly 90% of the world's blueberries.

Presidential Memorandum
Creating a federal strategy to promote the health of honey bees and other pollinators.

USDA Blog Post
Letters to Smokey Bear Reveal Promise of Hope for the Future
Smokey got his zip code back!

The Chippewa National Forest has been selected for the 2014 Capitol Christmas Tree!

The Shawnee National Forest has introduced a fun new game called "Where's Woodsy?". To participate - visit the Shawnee National Forest home page HERE.

Features

50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act

50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act

This year is the golden anniversary of the Wilderness Act, signed on Sept. 3, 1964, by President Lyndon Johnson. The act established the country’s National Wilderness Preservation System. So, on Sept. 3, 2014, lovers of wildlands will celebrate the landmark event that made history. [MORE]


National Moth Week

Imagine wandering through a botanical garden in the early evening. You catch a glimpse of beautiful lime green wings reflecting the moon’s light while fluttering from flower to flower. Those lime green wings belong to what some consider the most beautiful insect – the Luna moth.


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