Peeling Back The Bark
Collaboration, Inclusivity, and Resilience: Three Birthday Wishes for the Forest Service’s Second CenturyBy James Lewis on June 30, 2017
July 1 marks the anniversary of the U.S. Forest Service’s establishment of the National Forest System in 1907—the day the “federal forest reserves” were renamed “national forests.” Historian Char Miller wants to share his birthday wishes for them.
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Parachuting Into History: Smokejumpers Land In DC For First TimeBy James Lewis on June 28, 2017
On this date in 1949, four Forest Service smokejumpers made the first jump east of the Mississippi River and the first parachute jump ever made onto the Washington Ellipse, the oval park between the Washington Monument and the White House. …