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Holiday Gifts for the Outdoorsy

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If time is tight and you don’t have a chance to run out to your local gear store to pick up the latest outdoor gadgets, here are a few other suggestions for the outdoor explorer on your list.

Annual Pass to Forests and Parks: Providing entrance to more than 2,000 recreation areas, the America the Beautiful Annual Pass opens the door to limitless exploration. This inter-agency pass provides unlimited access to lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, Fish and Wildlife Service, USDA Forest Service and the National Park Service.

Northwest Forest Pass: Do you and your loved one recreate on National Forests in Washington and Oregon? This regional annual pass could be the perfect gift. The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Deschutes National Forest, Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest and the Olympic National Forest are just a few of the locations that accept the past. For a complete list, click here.

National Forest Maps: Whether a biker, climber, hiker or explorer, maps of our National Forests will help guide them through the beauty of our public lands. Plus, when you buy your maps through this link, $1 will support the National Forest Foundation.

Camp Cookbook: Does someone need a little more creativity in their cooking cuisine? Check out the Camp Cooking, 100 years. This handy cookbook is full of Forest Service employees’ favorite recipes, including old classics and a few that are sure to become new favorites. The book also has historical photos and facts, making for perfect fireside reading.

Trees: Through the National Forest Foundation, you can give your loved one the gift of trees. For every $1 you give, the NFF will plant a tree, helping to restore National Forests damaged by wildfire, insects and disease. This is truly a gift that keeps on giving!

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