Tag Archives: U.S. Forest Service

Forest Service Now Offers Digital Maps for Mobile Devices

The U.S. Forest Service now offers access to a variety of visitor maps for people using Android and iOS devices. “This mobile app makes it easier than ever to plan your visit to a national forest or grassland,” said U.S. … Continue reading

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Would You Leave Your Campfire Unattended?

Firefighters have discovered 23 illegal, abandoned, or escaped campfires burning on the Bitterroot National Forest in just the last seven days, according to a Bitterroot National Forest news release. Two of the fires were discovered Sunday morning (August 11) off … Continue reading

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National Forests are Prime Recreation Destinations

US Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack released findings of a visitor survey that shows US Forest Service lands are great recreation destinations that provide health benefits to tourists and $11 billion in tourist spending to businesses and communities that … Continue reading

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Vintage Trailer Transformed into Art Museum

Three artists based in Methow Valley, Washington, that span three generations are working together to revitalize their once-thriving logging community. One of their projects involves restoring a 1951 Spartan Imperial Mansion travel trailer to display unique and experimental work from local, … Continue reading

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Top Fall Color Hotspots in National Forests

Fall colors are about to burst all over the country and the U.S. Forest Service wants you to get outdoors and enjoy one of nature’s most spectacular seasons in your national forests. “Autumn is a wonderful time of the year to … Continue reading

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Free National Park Pass for Military Families

As part of the Joining Forces initiative to support our nation’s service members and their families, several U.S. government agencies announced an annual pass to active duty service members and their dependents, granting free access to more than 2,000 national … Continue reading

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Updated Forest Service Campground Guides Available

Fred and Suzi Dow, authors of ForestCamping.com, the comprehensive website for camping in national forests and grasslands, announced publication of revised and updated U.S. National Forest Campground Guides for the Pacific Northwest, Eastern, and Rocky Mountain regions. These guides include … Continue reading

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The Graying of National Park Visitors

The average visitor to some of the nation’s parks and wilderness areas is getting grayer, prompting a new emphasis on getting young people to unplug and head outdoors. “Without a generation of kids who have had good experiences with national … Continue reading

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U.S. Forest Service: Celebrating Wildflowers

U.S. Forest Service promotes wildflower viewing in national forests lands. The U.S. Forest Service has released an updated online wildflower map with hundreds of locations on national forests for prime wildflower viewing, making it easier than ever to enjoy America’s … Continue reading

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