Learning Center

Welcome to the ultimate outdoor classroom.  Are you interested in plants, animals, or planning a trip in the forest and need information on how to tread lightly while hiking or camping? Whether you are an experienced recreationist, a conservationist, scientist, teacher or student, you will find helpful information here.


Nature & Science

Research has been part of the Forest Service mission since the agency’s inception in 1905. The information and technology produced through basic and applied science programs is available to the public for its benefit and use. 

History & Culture

The history of Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest claims a colorful past of more than a century of controversy, shifting philosophies, policies, or boundaries. Visit this page to continue learning about its history and culture.

Outdoor Safety & Ethics

Stay safe and have fun by checking current conditions before you head out.  Learn more about what to carry in your pack, how to tread lightly and practice campfire safety.

Just For Kids

The fun awaits! This is your spot to learn about the Every Kid Outdoors program, and find fun activities Just For Kids. Parents and educators can also find resources here.