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How Much are Forests Worth?

July 21st, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

Forests are worth so much more than their timber price or recreational value. When all of the benefits are taken into account, how much are American forests actually economically worth? While a comprehensive number has not yet been fully researched, this post highlights some case studies of urban, state and national forest values.
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Top 5 Summer Swimming Holes in National Forests

  • Juniper Springs, Ocala National Forest, Florida

July 19th, 2016|Tags: , |0 Comments

Dive on in to nature’s swimming holes this summer, preserved within National Forests. These pristine locations are shaded by massive trees, fed by mountain springs and cut out of the hillside by rushing waterfalls. Pack your swim suit and get ready for a day of summer fun in a National Forest!
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Forest Digest — Week of July 11, 2016

  • Rainforest

July 15th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

Over the past 300 years, scientists have discovered nearly 12,000 tree species in the Amazon. In other forest headlines this week, drought has created devastating outbreaks of forest-destroying gypsy moths and an Indian State planted 50 million trees in 24 hours, a new Guinness World Record.
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Tips for Staying Connected to Nature in a Busy World

  • Running in forest

July 14th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

Spending time in nature is essential to human well-being, yet everyday commitments often supersede spending as much time outdoors as we’d like. Here are some tips for staying connected to nature right in the midst of the daily pressures of a busy life.
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5 Must-See Locations in National Forests

  • Round Island Lighthouse

July 12th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

From glacial waterfalls to remote clifftop lookouts and herds of bighorn sheep, here are some of the most breathtaking locations in national forests, offering much more to explore than a walk in the woods alone.Read More
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