Nature & Science

National Forests provide many opportunities to learn about nature and the science we use to understand the many ecosystems that make up a national forest.

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The Wonder of Pollinators

Poster of flowers and different kinds of pollinators such as bees, butterflies, hummingbirds

Did you know three-quarters of our global food crops depend on wild and domestic pollinators? Find out why animals as different as bees, butterflies, birds, and bats are so critical to the health and well-being of our world.


The Threat of Non-native Invasive Species

Photo of a man standing in a big thicket of Chinese Privet

The insidious and relentless invasion of species from other parts of the world continues to threaten the health of our native plant communities. Watch this short video to see how.


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