Peeling Back The Bark

  • Seasons Greetings!

    By Eben Lehman on December 24, 2008

    In honor of the season, Peeling Back the Bark would like to feature a small selection of just a few of the holiday cards and greetings found in various Forest History Society archival collections. The following selected materials represent just …

  • New Collection: National Fire Danger Rating System

    By James Lewis on December 12, 2008

    A key instrument in fighting wildfires is the National Fire Danger Rating System — used to anticipate fires ahead of time by predicting the potential danger for fire in a specific geographic area.  The Forest History Society Library and Archives …

  • FHS in the News!

    By James Lewis on December 11, 2008

    The Forest History Society has appeared twice in the news recently! Staff historian Jamie Lewis was interviewed for a story about the drop in the number of visitors to national forests on an annual basis written by Associated Press reporter …

  • December 1, 1874: A [Red] Star is Born

    By Amanda Ross on December 1, 2008

    On this day in 1874, Raphael Zon was born in Simbirsk, Russia.  From Russian radical to New World immigrant, Zon achieved national and international influence as a forest researcher.  Gifford Pinchot even proclaimed, "Mr. Zon is my old and valued …

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