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.
Not every …
A Visit to the Carl Alwin Schenck Redwood GroveBy James Lewis on January 20, 2015
The silence, once I recognized it, struck me as odd, but then it made sense. I’ve been in louder empty churches, an apt analogy because I was here to pay my respects to the late, great man. I stood alone …
Happy 125th Birthday, Aldo Leopold!By Guest Contributor on January 11, 2012
On this date in 1887, author, forester, ecologist, and conservationist Aldo Leopold was born in Burlington, Iowa. The founder of the science of wildlife management and a major influence on the wilderness movement, wildlife preservation, and environmental ethics, he is …
Tongass National Forest Celebrates Another AnniversaryBy James Lewis on September 10, 2010
On September 10, 1907, President Theodore Roosevelt established the Tongass National Forest in southeastern Alaska. This month, the Forest History Society is publishing a history of the region, Tongass Timber: A History of Logging and Timber Utilization in Southeast Alaska…
January 19, 1812: John Aston Warder, Founder of the American Forestry Association, is BornBy Eben Lehman on January 19, 2010
Happy birthday to Dr. John Aston Warder, founder of the American Forestry Association, and influential figure in the development of American horticulture and forestry.
On this date in 1812, John Aston Warder was born near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The eldest son …
July 20, 1822: "Father of American Forestry" BornBy Eben Lehman on July 20, 2009
On this date in 1822, Franklin B. Hough was born on the western edge of the Adirondack Mountains in Lewis County, New York. Hough would become the first forestry agent of the U.S. government, the first chief of the Division …