National Forest Foundation

Your National Forests Magazine

Winter/Spring 2017

Featured Articles

A Horticultural Sleight of Hand

By Wes Swaffar

Well known for its importance as a keystone species in western subalpine environments, the whitebark pine is declining perilously across most of its range. This quick and precipitous change—as much as 90 percent in some ranges—represents the loss of an entire generation of the species.

Tech in the Trees

By Michelle Z. Donahue

The U.S. Forest Service is utilizing new technology to advance forest management and wildlife studies.

Colorado’s Beloved Fourteeners

By Rebecca Davidson

With 54 peaks in Colorado above 14,000 feet, 48 of which span six of the state’s National Forests, the opportunities to feel like you’re touching the sky are almost endless. These Fourteeners are widely recognized as a bucket list activity for visitors around the world, while local “peakbaggers” flock to the adventure and challenge these peaks offer.

There’s an App for That

By Greg M. Peters

New technologies, like GPS apps, are rapidly changing how we enjoy our public lands. From booking campsites online to apps and websites that detail hikes, runs, rides and climbs, outdoor recreation is more accessible than it has ever been.

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