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History and Culture

Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie Turns 25!

Established by an act of Congress on February 10, 1996, the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie (Midewin) became the nation’s first National Tallgrass Prairie twenty five years ago. To mark this occasion, on February 10, 2021, the National Forest Foundation (NFF) hosted a virtual anniversary celebration.

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K.D. Swan Photos Capture Early National Forests

K.D. Swann, introduced Americans to public lands in the West. The U.S. Forest Service hired Swan in 1911 as a forest assistant in Missoula, Montana. With his interest in forest management and ability for storytelling through photography, Swan captured 300,000 images he captured during his 36 years with the Forest Service.

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Eight Stunning Fall Drives through a National Forest

Nature is putting on her last hurrah for the year. As deciduous trees across the country change color, now is the perfect time to explore your National Forests. Bundle up for a brisk hike or bike ride or simply sit back and enjoy a drive through some of America’s fall color show.

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