Learning Center


A meadow with split rail fence surrounded by pines.National Forests are the ultimate "outdoor classroom," with natural processes and human activities interacting in all sorts of interesting ways. In this section of the web site, you can learn more about local history, find out how best to behave in the outdoors, and find resources for your own teaching or classroom.

Nature & Science

Opportunities abound for enjoying nature and engaging in scientific study on the Cleveland!

History & Culture

Though established in 1908 by President Theodore Roosevelt, the lands of the Cleveland National Forest were home to Native Americans and  Spanish Missions well before that.

Outdoor Safety & Ethics

Have fun!  Be safe!

Just for Kids

Learn more about the Cleveland National Forest, Smokey Bear and Fire Prevention!

Parents & Teachers

The Conservation Education program helps people of all ages understand and appreciate our country's natural resources.

Leave No Trace - Outdoor Skills & Ethics

 A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise. - Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac (1949)