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Michigan DNR, Eastern Region Team Up on Invasive Insect

The Forest Service’s Eastern Region and Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) forest health programs are working together to track the hemlock woolly adelgid, a harmful invasive insect detected in Michigan and edging closer to national forests there.

Volunteers critical to restoration efforts at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie

In Wilmington, Illinois, a grassland rises from the remains of a World War II-era ammunitions site at what is now Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, the largest piece of prairie east of the Mississippi River. Bringing life back to this land has been one of the most ambitious restoration projects in the United States — and volunteers have been critical to its success, every step of the way.

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