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Rainforests of the World
by Art Wolfe (Photographer), Ghillean T. Prance.

 

 

 

 

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The Last Stand
cover An Appalachian Tragedy by Harvard Ayers (Editor), Charles E. Little (Editor), Jenny Hager (Editor).  

Weakened by decades of air pollution that have brought acid rain, deadly smog, and excess nitrogen, and by cell-destroying ultraviolet rays from a thinning ozone layer, the magnificent Appalachian forests are no longer able to fight off the bugs, blights, and bad weather that afflict forests everywhere. Instead, in these mountains, the trees are dying in unprecedented numbers - with death and decline affecting virtually all species in every part of the range. Yet relatively few people are aware of this ecological calamity in the making, due in large part to the efforts of the forest products industry, and their advocates in government, to downplay the crisis by manipulating statistics and confusing the issue. An Appalachian Tragedy sets the record straight. Drawing on the talents of an authoritative and distinguished group of writers, including an award-winning historian, a top acid-rain scientist, and an eminent environmental journalist, this book documents the damage that has already been done and warns of the fearful consequences for the future. Complex issues connected with tree mortality in the mountains, including threats to wildlife and to the cultural survival of the human communities of the Appalachians, are eloquently explored here.  

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US Forest Service Home Page

"The phrase Caring for the Land and Serving People captures the Forest Service mission. As set forth in law, the mission is to achieve quality land management under sustainable multiple-use management to meet the diverse needs of the people..." --  Mike Dombeck, Chief, USDA Forest Service.

 

US Forest Service Glossary

US Forest Service presents a glossary on the ecology of forests and the carbon cycle.

 

USDA Forest Service -- NEPA / NFMA

The Forest Service, largest agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is responsible for over 191 million acres of federal land in 44 States, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. These lands possess resources and values of major economic, social and environmental importance to the Nation. They are managed for multiple uses, on a sustained yield basis, using sound ecological principles and the best available science. Public benefits take the form of clean water, wood and paper products, a high quality environment for outdoor recreation, energy and minerals, wilderness preservation, forage for grazing livestock, and abundant fish and wildlife.

 

GORP -- Forest Guides

This excellent website lists forests in the United States via clickable maps and text lists.

 

U.S. National Forest Campground Guide

Find up-to-date information on campgrounds in the National Forest system.

 

Forest Guardians

Learn about this organization's efforts to protect and restore forests, rivers, grasslands and wildlife in the American Southwest.

 

American Forests

AmericanForests.org is the nation's oldest nonprofit citizen conservation organization, founded in 1875 by citizens concerned about waste and abuse of the nation's forests. As we celebrate our 125th anniversary, we are mindful of our history as a founder of the conservation movement and proud of the new approaches we have developed for the people and environment of the 21st century.

 

National Forest Foundation

Created by the U.S. Congress, is the official nonprofit partner of the U.S. Forest Service. Provides information on projects, news and membership.

 

Online Resources
bullet Arabidophsis
bullet Agribiz
bullet American phytopathological society
bullet British trees
bullet Carnivorous plants
bullet Earth first!
bullet Forest biotechnology
bullet Forests--sustainable
bullet Forestry
bullet USFS (forest service)
bullet Medicinal herbs
bullet Palms
bullet Plant science
bulletRainforest Action Network
bullet Trees index
bullet Tree ring research
bullet Weeds

 

Forest Parks
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bulletNational parks of Washington state
bulletYoho --- Canada
bulletJasper --- Canada
bulletBanff --- Canada
bulletMount Rainier
bulletOlympic
bulletAlaska
bulletGreat outdoor recreation pages (GORP)
bulletForests
bulletWilderness
bulletParks
bulletWildlife

 

Save America's Forests

America's last wild forests are being rapidly cut down and will soon be gone. You can help stop the destruction and save our natural heritage. Read on to learn more about America's deforestation crisis. 

 

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