The study site in the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, Oregon, that was thinned in 1998 and then burned in 2000. Photo by Jane E. Smith.
To increase ecosystem resilience, and achieve the desired future condition of stands with large-tree retention and low fuel loads, federal agencies have implemented fuel reduction and forest restor
Trained volunteers with Trailkeepers of Oregon work to restore a trail in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area that was damaged by the 2017 Eagle Creek Fire.
Photo courtesy of Trailkeepers of Oregon.
Partnerships are increasingly commonplace in public land management agencies as a way to achieve mission-critical results in an era of capacity constraints and to expand civic involvement in resour
Schoolyard trees around an elementary school in Portland, Oregon. Photo by Rhonda Mazza.
Several studies have found that exposure to the natural environment is associated with better performance on standardized tests.
A wet meadow restoration project along Sylvies River, Oregon. Photo courtesy of Caroline Nash.
Stream and watershed restoration is a multi-billion dollar enterprise globally, and a major focus of federal land managers and specialists throughout the Western United States.
Shorthorn Trail in the Mount Adams Wilderness, Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Photo by Emily Jane Davis.
Although it only makes up 17 percent of the land base managed by the U.S. government, wilderness captivates the human imagination and represents a public treasure people value for its own sake.