A family prepares for a day of fishing along the John Day Wild and Scenic River, Oregon. Photo courtesy of Greg Shine.
American ideas about nature and outdoor recreation are perpetually changing.
Northern spotted owl. USDA Forest Service photo by Julie Jenkins.
Some scientific research requires being in the right place at the right time.
New threats from increased area, density and layering of forests, climate change, shifting wildfire regimes, and invasive species in forest landscapes east of the Cascade Range have triggered a need for new management policies. USDA Forest Service photo.
Large and old trees are important landscape elements.
A view from the Buckhorn Wilderness in the Olympic National Forest, Washington. Coastal forests in the Pacific Northwest store globally significant amounts of carbon in trees and soil. USDA Forest Service photo by Matthew Tharp.
Urgency is growing among legislators, conservation organizations, and the wood products industry to better understand how forests store carbon and how management choices affect the carbon balance.
A stream in the Siuslaw National Forest, Oregon. USDA Forest Service photo.
A northern spotted owl. USDA Forest Service photo by Damon Lesmeister.
Northern spotted owls (Strix occidentalis caurina) are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.
A hiker picks huckleberries in the Cascade Range, Washington. USDA Forest Service photo by Becky Kerns.
American Indians may be highly vulnerable to climate change because they disproportionately depend on place-based natural resources and ecosystem services for food, water, medicine, spiritual needs
A female wildland firefighter stands in front of a back burn on the Slater/Devil Fires in Oregon and California, September 2020. USDA Forest Service photo.
Recent news reports have documented incidents of sexual harassment, bullying, and retaliation for women and people of color in the wildland fire community within the Forest Service.
Colville National Forest, Washington. USDA Forest Service photo.
Forests provide significant opportunity for absorbing and storing atmospheric carbon.
Sagebrush in western Wyoming. USDA Forest Service photo by Mary Rowland.
Sagebrush ecosystems in the western United States support hundreds of wildlife species, including the greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus), which is a species of conservation co