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FHS Publications

The Forest History Society's publications include a wide variety of materials. The Issues Series provides needed historical background on current issues in forestry and natural resource management. Our Forest History Today magazine, monthly newsletter Forest Timeline, and quarterly Environmental History journal engage and inform members worldwide. The Society also features numerous other books available for purchase, along with four documentary films.


FHS Books

Since the publication of its first book in 1961, FHS has been a leading publisher of books on forest and conservation history, covering topics about North America and the world.

The FHS Issues Series

Written by experts for a lay audience, Issues Series books provide a concise historical overview and context about today's most pressing issues in forestry and natural resource management.

Forest History Today

Forest History Today is the official magazine of the Forest History Society. Since 1995 it has provided readers with informative and engaging writings in forest history by some of the leading scholars in their fields.

Environmental History

Environmental History is the world’s leading scholarly journal on the topic and the journal of record in the field. It is co-published with the American Society of Environmental History. FHS members receive the journal automatically.

Documentary Films

FHS has produced award-winning films on the history of log-moving and fire-fighting technologies, and the first forestry school in America. It also supported production of a documentary film about the U.S. Forest Service.

U.S. Forest Service History Books

In addition to maintaining the U.S. Forest Service Headquarters History Reference Collection, FHS has published numerous books documenting different aspects of the agency's history.

Oral Histories

A pioneer in the field of oral history, FHS has conducted more than 300 interviews with leaders in industry, forest research, public and private forestry, education, and many other fields.

Forest Timeline Newsletter

Members and donors automatically receive our monthly electronic newsletter. It's the best way to keep up with all the latest news about our activities. If you would like to subscribe, please sign up online.

Peeling Back the Bark

Peeling Back the Bark is the award-winning blog from the FHS staff. It features posts about new acquisitions, online exhibits, highlights from the archives, and discussion of forest history in the contemporary world.

Other Ways to Support

Lynn Day Endowment

Established in 2001, the Lynn W. Day Endowment for Publications in Forest History promotes the historical study of human interaction with the forested environment.

Library & Archives

Help us preserve forest and conservation history by supporting one of our many endowments dedicated to preservation and access.