Peeling Back The Bark

  • Forgotten Characters from Forest History: Sniff and Snuff

    By Eben Lehman on April 13, 2012

    Everyone knows Smokey Bear, Woodsy Owl, and maybe even Ranger Rick Raccoon, but there are many other forest and forestry-related fictional characters that long ago fell by the wayside. Peeling Back the Bark‘s series on “Forgotten Characters from Forest History” continues with Part 8, in which we examine Sniff and Snuff. During the 1960s, the…

  • "On April 5, 1895, I passed the Statue of Liberty…"

    By James Lewis on April 5, 2012

    On this date in 1895, Carl Schenck arrived from Germany to the United States to replace Gifford Pinchot as forester at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. Three days after arriving in New York, Schenck met with Pinchot, then just 29 years old and seemingly without a care in the world. To mark the…

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