End of Summer Means Huge Caloric Intake for Bears - Put Your Food Away
Always put your food away in your vehicle when not actively dining and keep your backpack with you at all times.
While it may be hot and summery outside, to bears and other animals this is the time to store food or pack on the weight. They are frantically trying to prepare for the leaner months and your accessible cooler and bags of food are too inviting for them to avoid. If a bear should enter your camping area or site while you are dining, bang pots and pans, yell at them and continue to make a lot of noise. This kind of discouragement often deters a bear. Always report a bear siting or encounter to the campground host. Bear encounters are less likely if you follow food storage guidelines at all time. Visitors will receive a citation for sites where visitors have not properly stored their food as described in the guidelines.
Forestry Project Uses Science to Encourage Red Oak Regeneration
In addition to timber harvesting, the foresters on the White Mountain National Forest use science-based treatments as one of their many tools for forest health, wildlife habitat, and stand improvement. One project included site preparation to remove American beech seedlings, preparing an open seed bed for the establishment of red oak and mixed hardwood seedling growth. American beech is a prolific tree that easily grows sprouts from existing roots, stumps, and even downed trees.
Heavy rain can create potentially dangerous and life threatening situations if attempting a water crossing or simply getting too close to take the perfect picture.
Refresh your water recreating safety knowledge before heading out on your trip.