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A picture of a kayaker on a calm lake.

What would you pay to a hike through an ancient forest, where the wind makes the trees whisper history’s secrets? Or to go kayaking down a crystal-clear stream, where fish swim against the current

Periodical cicadas aggregate on trees growing out in the open, such as on lawns and in parks. While they can overwhelm saplings in some extreme cases, they are not known to have any serious negative impacts on mature trees.

Pedestrians scurry up and down the central boulevard, peering nervously upwards at the interlocking limbs of enormous oak trees lining the street. A traffic light flashes from red to green, the chime

Hawaii students visit Wao Kele o Puna to make observations about the lava flow and its impact on the local plants.

Settled 800 to 1,200 years ago, the southeast Puna district on the Big Island of Hawai’i is one of the most sacred areas of the archipelago. According to legend, the area is home to Pele, the Goddess

Research shows there are proven methods for preparing properties for withstanding the devastating impacts of a wildfire. Whether it's replacing wood chips with gravel or reimagining your entire landscape design, what you do really matters. (Courtesy graphic National Fire Protection Association.)

Remember, Saturday, May 1, is Wildfire Community Preparedness Day, a national campaign to encourage people and organizations to join in a single day to take action to raise awareness and reduce

A picture of Woodsy Owl working with several young kids.

I can remember Woodsy Owl’s public service announcements pop up between episodes of my favorite cartoon, Speed Racer. Laying on then-fashionable 1970s-era green shag carpet, my friends and I would

A picture of a Fire Danger Rating sign for the Forest Service, with Smokey Bear, showing Extreme fire danger rating.

Heavy, dark clouds roll over the forest hillside. Lack of rainfall and high temperatures have created near-perfect conditions for a wildfire to ignite. In a flash, a bolt of lightning splits a tree