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Home for the Holidays: The Pacific Salmon and Rivers across the Northwest

  • Salmon

December 27th, 2016|Tags: , |0 Comments

As rivers were dammed and their banks deforested, the natural habitat of Pacific salmon has shrunk. They are now considered extinct in 40 percent of their original nesting grounds. Now, they aren’t supplying critical nutrients to the remaining vegetation bordering the rivers. Our Home for the Holidays initiative pushes to protect this critical wildlife.Read More

Top 10 Documentaries on Apex Predators

  • Camera

December 22nd, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

Cozy up on the couch this holiday break with some popcorn and a good ole' documentary. Check out this list of top documentaries about apex predators, the lives they live and the challenges and threats they face, and in turn, the impact that has on the ecosystems in which they live.Read More

5 of America’s Winter Wonderlands

  • Mt. Ranier

December 21st, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

While some may want to curl up in the warmth of your home during the winter months, you may be missing some of our forests' most breathtaking seasonal displays. Take a look at five of the most beautiful winter wonderlands across the United States to visit during the winter months and learn what they have to offer — besides gorgeous views.Read More

Home for the Holidays: The Grizzy Bear and Its Whitebark Pine Home

  • Grizzly Bear
Is there a more iconic animal of the West Coast than the grizzly bear? Once the dominant predator of the Sierra Nevada and Rocky Mountains, now only 1,500 grizzlies remain in the lower 48 states. Their natural habitat is under attack from pine beetles and blister rust. Our Home for the Holidays initiative is helping restore their habitat.Read More

Forest Digest — Week of December 12, 2016

  • Wildfire

December 16th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

In this week's Forest Digest, learn how our warming climate is raising tree lines, discover how landscapers are using trees in cities to block noise, understand how rampant building is fragmenting habitat for wildlife and read why one researcher believes there will be more wildfires devastating our Eastern forests.Read More
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