Uncontrolled and unwanted fires in the Northeast and Midwest have long posed a threat not only to the forest itself, but also to the lives and communities on the wildland urban interface. On the other hand, prescribed fire plays an important role in maintaining and restoring the health and vitality of fire-dependent and fire-adapted ecosystems, as well as lessening the impact of wildfire.
It’s already been a successful year for prescribed burns in the USDA Forest Service’s Eastern Region, where staff maximize the ecological benefits of fire for healthy forests while minimizing the impacts to air quality in nearby communities.
The Honor Awards recognize people, partnerships and projects that exemplify the USDA Forest Service’s motto, “Caring for the Land and Serving People.” A lot of amazing work happened last year. Watch the videos below to learn more about the Eastern Region award recipients and their work to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.
One top-notch undergraduate student recently outcompeted master’s and doctoral candidates across the Northeast and eastern Canada in a forest studies competition, bringing home first place. He was the only undergraduate in the competition.
Privately-owned forests provide public value by ensuring clean water, clean air, carbon storage, wildlife habitat, recreational opportunities, sustainable wood products and support for rural economies. This story is part of a series that highlights one of 14 common themes identified in the 2020 regional state forest action plan summary report.
An innovative, federally funded joint project is helping forest landowners in southern New England adapt their forestland to a changing climate. This story is part of a series and highlights one of the 14 common themes identified in the 2020 regional State Forest Action Plan summary report.
The 130-square-mile Oak Openings region, located in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan, is a globally unique, biologically diverse area that is home to many rare plants and animals, such as drummond’s halfchaff sedge (Lipocarpha drummondii), white false indigo (Baptisia lactea), prairie warbler (Dendroica discolor) and sharp-tailed grouse (Tympanuchus phasianellus).
The theme of this year’s National Groundwater Awareness Week (March 6-12, 2022) is “Groundwater awareness is important to you!” There are many reasons why groundwater is essential to health and the well-being of humanity and the environment.
Invasive species are a major forest health issue in the USDA Forest Service’s Eastern Region, which stretches from New England to the mid-Atlantic to the Midwest. National Invasive Species Awareness Week, from Feb. 28 to March 4, 2022, is a great time to learn about the biggest invasive species threats in our region and why they can be so harmful.
An estimated 13 million people visited national forests in the Eastern Region in 2020, the last year in which statistics are available. And by all accounts, 2021 was even busier for visitors to our national forests as more Americans sought outdoor recreational opportunities during the pandemic.
The USDA Forest Service Eastern Region ended 2021 on a high note, surpassing its annual goal to reduce hazardous fuels in forests and lower the threat of potentially catastrophic wildfires.
The USDA Forest Service has more than its share of “cool” and interesting jobs. From forest ranger to climate scientist, and firefighter to urban forester and wildlife biologist, there are possibly hundreds of interesting occupations to pick from. One of them is the seaplane pilot.
Congratulations to the USDA Forest Service Eastern Region’s own Drew Hart, who recently earned the Gifford Pinchot Award for Excellence in Interpretation and Conservation Education.
Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) funding has been essential to restoring openland complexes, especially oak savannas, on the Huron-Manistee National Forests. Along with support from other partners, this funding has helped bolster restoration efforts for habitats that support a variety of species and provide numerous ecological benefits, including watershed health.
This fall, Emerald Ash Borer University (EAB-U) — a collaborative effort between the USDA Forest Service, Michigan State University, Ohio State University and Purdue University — will present a series of free webinars available to the public on various pests affecting forest health.
The Detroit Outdoors Collaborative is group of partners dedicated to connecting youth and their families to outdoor recreation experiences. Today, the group includes the City of Detroit Parks and Recreation, Sierra Club Outdoors For All, YMCA of Metro Detroit, Black to the Land Coalition, International Wildlife Refuge Alliance, US Forest Service, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
This Halloween, watch out for a threat you won’t find in your favorite horror flick. You may not have heard of zombie trees and ghost forests, but they’re scary — and they’re real!
State and federal agencies and droves of volunteers have partnered to count Michigan’s Kirtland’s warbler population. The agencies recently announced that surveys conducted in June show the small songbirds have continued to flourish since their October 2019 removal from the federal list of endangered species.
This summer, thanks to some special Urban Connections funding and support from the Detroit Outdoors Collaborative, several Detroit families made an impactful journey to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The Clear Lake Education Center in the Hiawatha National Forest, served as home base.
Summer’s hot and humid days will soon turn to the cold, damp days of winter. If you rely on wood heat, or you’re interested in trying it, now is a great time to install a high-efficiency wood or pellet heater. A new, environmentally friendly model will keep you warm while producing lower emissions — and it may be eligible for a valuable tax credit.
Facing a rapid decline in Minnesota family-owned forested resorts, a USDA Forest Service grant matched by the state of Minnesota is supporting a project that reduces the risk of forest conversion to other land uses while providing direct benefits to struggling family resort owners.
In its 20th year, the Eastern Region’s Urban Connections program has been engaging urban populations through partners like Detroit Outdoors, Wilderness Inquiry, and Student Conservation Association. This year, the program received a boost in funding enabling the region to pursue more partnerships and increase programming.
Congratulations to the Eastern Region’s 2020 Honor Awards recipients! The Honor Awards recognize people, partnerships and projects that exemplify the USDA Forest Service’s motto, “Caring for the Land and Serving People.”
Twenty years have passed since the 9/11 attacks, yet there’s a feeling of permanence in a hemlock grove that stands where so many lives were lost that day in southwestern Pennsylvania. Here, the Flight 93 National Memorial draws visitors to the grove’s almost cathedral-like canopy.
For water quality, silvopasture is a perfect match. Under-vegetated pastures take a toll on water quality. Trees, wherever they occur, improve water quality by stabilizing soil and preventing pollutants in the soil from moving into waterways. In pasture settings, trees also reduce climate-related stress on livestock while providing forage.
This is the second segment of a three-part series, Iowa Derecho 2020, exploring the aftermath of a powerful and destructive inland storm in Iowa and how the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, the USDA Forest Service Eastern Region’s field office in St. Paul, Minnesota, and other federal and state agencies and organizations are helping communities there recover.
This is the first segment of a three-part series, Iowa Derecho 2020, exploring the aftermath of a powerful and destructive inland storm in Iowa and how the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, the USDA Forest Service Eastern Region’s field office in St. Paul, Minnesota, and other federal and state agencies and organizations are helping communities there recover.
As one of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative’s 16 task force members, the USDA Forest Service uses GLRI grants to strategically target the biggest threats to the Great Lakes ecosystem and accelerate progress toward long-term restoration goals for this important ecosystem.
The State and Private Forestry Landscape Scale Restoration competitive grant program funds collaborative, science-based restoration of priority rural forest landscapes, leverages public and private resources and supports State Forest Action Plans.
Pollinators play a critical role in the plant lifecycle by moving pollen that produces fruits, seeds and young plants. In the Great Lakes region, the loss of insect pollinators has a ripple effect on ecosystems that extends even to the health of the Great Lakes themselves.
The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) won multiple awards for a Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI)-funded project that has planted well over 400 trees to buffer an urban neighborhood from the increasingly intense rains and heat of a changing climate.
This spring, the USDA Forest Service announced a $218 million investment in land and water conservation projects throughout the country. Included in this funding was close to $25 million to support Forest Legacy projects in the Eastern Region, collectively protecting nearly 25,000 acres of environmentally significant forests.
This year, two of the five national Smokey Bear award recipients come from Eastern Region states.
As most people know, the Forest Service plays an important role with fire. This involves both responding to unwanted wildfires and using fire (termed prescribed fire) as a tool reduce unhealthy and unsafe accumulations of vegetation. Associated with both types of fire is smoke. While smoke can affect anyone, those most at risk are the young and seniors and those with cardiovascular or respiratory issues.
An upcoming National Firewood Workshop webinar, hosted through a partnership of North Carolina State University (NCSU) and the USDA Forest Service, will provide information on the latest in firewood processing technology.
The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (PA DCNR) and Forest Service Eastern Region are collaborating to suppress European gypsy moth populations in the Keystone State.
More than 17,000 trees are now providing habitat for wildlife, reducing stormwater flooding and protecting fish populations in the Rogue River watershed in western Michigan, funded through a USDA Forest Service Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) grant.
Spring is a great time for planting a tree, but timing is just one of many factors that impact your tree’s chances of living a full and healthy life. There’s a lot you can do to help your tree thrive for decades to come — even in the face of a changing climate.
The Forest Service’s Eastern Region and Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) forest health programs are working together to track the hemlock woolly adelgid, a harmful invasive insect detected in Michigan and edging closer to national forests there.
In Wilmington, Illinois, a grassland rises from the remains of a World War II-era ammunitions site at what is now Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, the largest piece of prairie east of the Mississippi River. Bringing life back to this land has been one of the most ambitious restoration projects in the United States — and volunteers have been critical to its success, every step of the way.
Imagine being encircled by snowflakes as you glide through a trail winding around a national scenic river glistening with a fresh white covering. A picturesque and serene landscape awaits you this winter in Michigan’s Huron-Manistee National Forests. And with all the recent snow, the Forest’s trails are primed and ready for your visit!
From winter camping and snowmobiling, to skiing and dogsledding, there’s a lot of fun to be had in the snow.
Tree Planting During a Pandemic Series, Part 2: When the spring planting season was interrupted by COVID-19, the Ozaukee Washington Land Trust — a driving force in conservation and a USDA Forest Service partner — persevered in their project to plant a Forest of Hope that will help protect water quality in the region.
Urban Connections has a long-standing partnership with The Greening of Detroit’s Green Corps. It's an employment opportunity program where high school students learn environmental stewardship, planting, tree maintenance, urban gardening, and practical information about green careers.
Newly planted trees in Muskegon County will absorb stormwater, prevent flooding and reduce the excess nutrients that enter the Muskegon River Watershed.
The USDA Forest Service, Eastern Region, is pleased to announce Changing Landscapes: Land Use Planning Curriculum, a free two-day webinar series on Tuesday, April 20, and Wednesday, April 21. The Changing Landscapes series focuses on the history of land use planning, policies that direct planning, essential collaboration techniques and how to use regulatory and non-regulatory tools. It is open to anyone interested in the land use planning process.
Every day, millions of New York City residents take for granted that clean, abundant water is available with just the turn of a faucet handle. Yet they may not be aware that forests throughout the New York City watershed play a key role in sustaining this invaluable resource.
While many of us stay huddled inside during the bitter cold of winter, some intrepid souls venture into the woods to take part in a centuries-old tradition in the northeastern United States. What draws them forth is the need to prepare their sugarbush — a collection of sugar maple trees in one location, ranging from a few trees in the backyard to hundreds of trees in a forest — for the spring maple sap run.
In July, the national gypsy moth Slow the Spread (STS) program — a 20-year cooperative effort of the USDA Forest Service and state agencies in the eastern U.S. — treated over 293,000 acres with environmentally safe aerial applications in eight states to protect forests from this invasive insect.
For years, visitors have sought refuge from the pressures of work, life and illness in a 444-acre preserve in southeast Wisconsin, just north of Milwaukee.
Managing wildfires in Wisconsin requires a collaborative effort among agencies and communities to reduce the risk to lives and property. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WI DNR) protects half the state’s lands, and local fire departments protect the other half.
Lake Ontario is a vital source of drinking water for 9 million people in the United States and Canada. Contaminated groundwater and stormwater runoff that enter Lake Ontario each year add unhealthful contaminants to the water supply.
Even as the spread of COVID-19 has put many of the City of Milwaukee’s spring and summer programs on hold, some things continue to grow: the city’s trees.
The COVID-19 pandemic has many of us spending considerable time indoors and away from other people to reduce our risk of catching the virus. Still, many recreationists are venturing outdoors to connect with nature. One happy medium for homeowners who want to reconnect with nature is to plant a tree in their yard.
The USDA Forest Service and other agencies are organizing a webinar series for tribal partners in the Eastern Region about the emerald ash borer (EAB), an invasive insect that threatens ash trees across the U.S. and Canada.
The 165-acre Ellicott Creek Park in Tonawanda, New York, was at risk of losing 75% of its existing tree canopy. Without a new generation of trees, green spaces like Ellicott Creek Park were graying.
The Great Backyard Bird Count will take place Friday, Feb. 12, through Monday, Feb. 15. This citizen-science project will help scientists gather information about birds in your local area and their population trends.
With Feb. 2 designated as #WorldWetlandsDay, it’s the perfect time to celebrate the variety of ecological benefits provided by wetlands — and to recognize how the USDA Forest Service’s Eastern Region works with states, private landowners and other partners across the Northeast and Midwest to enhance, restore and protect wetlands.
The USDA Forest Service’s Forest Stewardship program gives forest landowners the planning tools to improve their lands for diversity, wildlife, wood production and other benefits, and it helps them access technical and financial assistance available through other federal programs
Underserved communities tend to have fewer trees than other city neighborhoods and may especially benefit from initiatives to increase tree canopy, but the local organizations leading these efforts can face unique challenges. A valuable online resource is available for organizations seeking the best strategies to engage underserved communities in successful tree-planting and stewardship initiatives.
Fifteen acres of newly planted trees near Tinker’s Creek in northeastern Ohio are more than a source of shade and scenic beauty. They will also ensure that cleaner water runs through the creek’s 28 winding miles, flows into the Cuyahoga River and ultimately feeds into Lake Erie.
The Mohawk Trail Woodlands Partnership is a grass-roots, private land forest conservation and economic development partnership in Northwestern Massachusetts.A unique geology, calcareous wetlands, combined with rich northern forests make up a biologically diverse ecosystem.The Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service signed a Shared Stewardship Framework in November of 2019.
This spring, the USDA Forest Service’s Morgantown Field Office helped launch the nation’s first experimental release of a biocontrol agent — a tiny plant-eating insect — in the fight against invasive knotweed.
On Wednesday, July 15, the USDA Forest Service and the Northeast-Midwest State Foresters Alliance (NMSFA) signed a Shared Stewardship Agreement, amplifying our commitment to using an all-lands approach to forest management in the Eastern Region. This agreement marks the second Shared Stewardship Agreement signed in the Eastern Region and the first in the country to be signed virtually. The signatories on the agreement were Forest Service Chief Vicki Christiansen and Forrest Boe, NMSFA president and Minnesota state forester, who represented the state foresters of 20 states and the District of Columbia. The ceremony took place virtually during the NMSFA summer meeting.
Following the July 2019 windstorm that resulted in an estimated 286,000 acres of damage across multi-jurisdictional boundaries in northern Wisconsin, the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest has expedited downed timber removal with an innovative and multi-faceted approach.
Tree Planting During a Pandemic Series, Part 1: The Chesapeake Bay Program has long recognized the value of expanding riparian forest buffers to improve water quality in local waterways. This year, however, the planting season coincided with the spread of COVID-19. Fortunately, with proper planning and a little creativity, Chesapeake Bay Program partners have found innovative ways to plant trees while maintaining social distancing guidelines.
The Forest Service’s on-going efforts to help bats are paying off thanks to research and management working together on the Lakewood-Laona Ranger District of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest in northeastern Wisconsin.
Spring is a time of renewal, awakening and adventure. As parts of the Eastern Region are beginning to thaw, other areas are fully embracing spring. They provide the perfect spot for a spring recreation adventure for all ages, all types of outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers!
In honor of National Native American Heritage Month, the USDA Forest Service (USFS) would like to highlight a successful 20-year partnership with member Tribes of the Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission (GLIFWC).
Making maple syrup involves extracting sap from Maple trees and then boiling it down to get the sweet syrup that many have grown to love. With help of a partnership between USDA Forest Service and Neighborhood House, a busload of enthusiastic fourth-graders from St. Marcus School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, were able to get outside and try their hand at making maple syrup.
For over 22 years, Urban Roots Minnesota has provided paid internships to youth ages 14-18 on the East Side of St. Paul. Each year, approximately 60 youth develop leadership and entrepreneurial skills through Urban Roots gardening, cooking and conservation programs.
The Hoosier National Forest and Indiana University (IU) Health Bloomington Hospital have a partnership agreement for a “Health and Public Lands” pilot program. The goals of the program are to provide therapeutic nature-based experiences for community members on National Forest System lands, and strengthen community ties to public lands.
As the bushfires continue to burn in Australia, the United States has mobilized fire personnel to assist in suppression efforts. The Eastern Region of the USDA Forest Service has six firefighters currently stationed in Australia, including Steve Miller of Milwaukee, the region’s director of fire and aviation.
WISCONSIN — Smokey’s Sensations, a Toastmasters International club at the Eastern Region’s regional office in Milwaukee, has for the first time achieved the President’s Distinguished Club level of recognition.
Air Quality Awareness Week raises mindfulness about the importance of air quality issues. This year, the Forest Service is proud to feature one area where air resource management is essential - wildland firefighting.
In April, the Forest Service highlights how managing healthy forests helps provide clean water.
The Eastern Region of the Forest Service offers hunting opportunities ranging from small game, waterfowl, upland birds, to deer.
In celebration of National Wildflower Week, May 21-27, 2017, we invite you to visit these lovely gems. A field of wildflowers is one of the most beautiful scenes you can experience in nature!
While the Green Mountain National Forest (GMNF) and the Finger Lakes National Forest (FLNF) are in two separate states, they have one thing in common – they both offer wonderful fishing opportunities to local youth and the public at large
A unique project between the U.S. Forest Service and Michigan Technological University (MTech) is using an adaptive management approach to steward the land. It involves a series of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) or “drone” flights over the Hiawatha National Forest.
As part of National Volunteer Week, the Forest Service is honored to recognize the spectacular volunteers that dedicate time and energy to essential project work on national forests. In 2016, 6,344 individual volunteers in the Eastern Region contributed 227,025 total hours to projects that restored watersheds, improved recreation areas, improved wildlife and fisheries habitat, and restored historic structures.
What better way to celebrate National Trails Day on June 4 then exploring this or one of many other amazing trails in the Eastern Region.
In honor of Earth Day April 22, 2016, get outdoors, welcome spring & connect with nature! The Forest Service celebrates Earth Day in a variety of ways, from pulling weeds and planting trees to educating young people about the world around them. We invite you to join us in the Eastern Region as we give back to this great planet that gives us so much!
As part of National Volunteer Week, the Forest Service is honored to recognize the spectacular volunteers that dedicate time and energy to essential project work on national forests.
A number of other forests in the Eastern Region have cabins open during the winter season, conveniently located near ski or snowmobile trails.
Our forests contain more than 962,000 acres of lakes and more than 15,000 miles of streams - 64 percent of which are trout waters.
In observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, 26 U.S. Forest Service employees in Milwaukee participated in National Day of Service on Jan. 21, 2016. The employees volunteered at three local nonprofit organizations, St. John’s Cathedral Shelter, Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, and the Urban Ecology Center.
Nestled in the hills of southern Indiana, the Hoosier National Forest showcases the spectacular colors of a diverse central hardwood region. Camping, hiking, fishing, picnicking and local festivals are all part of the fun of the Hoosier in the fall!
List of events happening on the Eastern National Forests.
March is typically winter’s last hurrah – your chance to enjoy some wonderful winter recreation opportunities before the final snow melts.
March 21, the Forest Service joins the United Nation to celebrate the importance of forests and trees in our lives as part of International Day of Forests.
An Our Global Kids group from Detroit traded their city lights and busy streets for an adventure on the Hiawatha National Forest in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The Urban Connections Program organized this trip help underserved communities get involved in forest management.
The Eastern Region has 2 million acres of wetlands, 15 miles of streams and 10,000 lakes that provide clean drinking water, healthy wildlife habitat and special places to recreate.
August 11 marks the birthday of Gifford Pinchot, the first Chief of the US Forest Service (1905-1910).
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. [FULL ARTICLE]
U.S. Air Force Reserves Senior Master Sergeant Sandra Gonzalez offers job advice to veterans.
Chippewa Forest Supervisor Darla Lenz announced that next year’s U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will come from the Chippewa National Forest and the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe in north central Minnesota.
Introducing our Woman of Character, Courage and Commitment series. Amy has been a part of the timber industry for the past 20 years. We caught up with her to shed some light on being a woman in a male-dominated industry and shares some pearls of wisdom.
Part Two of our Woman of Character, Courage and Commitment series. Though she’s only been a permanent Forest Service employee for a month, Contract Specialist Leonyce has hit the ground running.
As a District Ranger on the Wayne National Forest in southeastern Ohio, Gala Goldsmith is never bored. Every day presents new challenges and opportunities, and she enjoys every minute of it!
The Eastern Region has partnered with the National Professional Anglers Association (NPAA) since 2009 to support "Future Angler Events" during the open water season.
Retired U.S. Army Master Sergeant David Melancon offers job advice to veterans.
Odell Chalmers, a recent graduate of Bradley Tech High School in Milwaukee, was selected by the American Fisheries Society as a 2014 Hutton Fish Biologist.
Firefighters placing an American flag on the rubble that was once the World Trade Center is an image burned into the minds of the American people. Sept. 11 is a time to reflect on those who bravely stepped up to help in an extreme time of crisis in American history.
Along with the Nation, the U.S. Forest Service would like to honor and thank all who serve or have served in the United States Armed Forces in observance of Veterans Day.
Happy Independence Day! We hope that whatever you do to celebrate – do it safely. That includes camping on your national forests. One very important reminder is fire safety. Remember what Smokey Bear says “only you can prevent wildfires!”
Have you ever taken the audio tour at an art museum? Remember how cool and cultured you feel after learning the history and background of the exhibits? Imagine being able to do that outdoors – learning about nature’s masterpieces!
Climate change will impact everything on the planet, and it is the responsibility of every person to become knowledgeable about it in order to think and act in a more conscientious manner.
Summer offers opportunities for cook outs, camping and other outdoor fun, but with the U.S. Forest Service and Historicorps you can also spend a week preserving a piece of our nation’s history. This summer there are several opportunities to assist three of the National Forests in the Eastern Region. The Huron-Manistee, Chequamegon-Nicolet and Hiawatha National Forests are partnering with HistoriCorps and Passport in Time to preserve and rehabilitate historic structures at the Chittenden Nursery in Michigan, Mather-Klauer Lodge in Michigan, and Forest Lodge in Wisconsin.
This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 signed by President Johnson (amended in 2014). Passage of the Act was a watershed event that marked a fundamental shift in how Americans and the federal government regarded the role of historic preservation in modern life. The Act established the legal framework and incentives to preserve historic buildings, landscapes and archeology.
In celebration of National Pollinator’s Week, June 17-23, 2019, we invite you to come and visit beautiful gems called Native Plant and Pollinator gardens currently in bloom throughout the Eastern Region.
We recently sat down with Marla Striped Face Collins for a chat about her new position with the Forest Service, her cultural background and Native American & Alaskan Indian Heritage Month.
The U.S. Forest Service was thrilled to partner with Minnesota natural resource agencies to host this workshop and share strategies that have proven effective to adapting to climate change on our national forests, as well as strategies for urban forests.
Wildfire preparedness measures are already underway for the 2019 season in the Eastern Region.
Forest Service employees from the Eastern Regional Office in Milwaukee completed 18 “green” bat houses that will be sent to national forests to provide a safe haven for bats this summer.
In the fifth article of our Women in Forest Service series in honor of Women’s History Month, we hear from Jen Youngblood, Tribal Liaison to College of Menominee Nation and (Acting) Regional Tribal Relations Specialist.
In the fourth article of our Women in Forest Service series in honor of Women’s History Month, we hear from Leesha Howard-McCauley, Environmental Coordinator for the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.
In the second of our Women in Forest Service series in honor of Women’s History Month, we hear from Kathleen Atkinson, Regional Forester of the Eastern Region of the U.S. Forest Service.
In the first of our Women in Forest Service series in honor of Women’s History Month, we hear from Katrina Schultes, a biologist with the Wayne National Forest in southeastern Ohio.
As part of National Invasive Species Awareness Week (Feb. 27-March 3, 2017), the Forest Service celebrates one solution to the prevention, detection and removal of invasive plants: Cooperative Weed Management Areas.