American Forests Magazine Spring 2012Go on a big-tree adventure in Washington state on a search for a champion silver fir. Uncover the birding, biking and kayaking that awaits visitors to Maryland’s Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. Discover what North American forests looked like tens of millions of years ago when the landscape was shaped by climate and ice.

Plus, we investigate how mercury leaking from abandoned mines is affecting America’s forests and visit a Wisconsin forest that has been sustainable managed by a Native American tribe for more than 150 years.

Features

  • Mercury in the Woods

    Learn about the effects of mercury on forested ecosystems and the species that make their homes there.
  • A Big Tree Adventure in Bogachiel Valley

    Tag along with this big-tree hunter as he searches the Olympic Peninsula for a legendary champion tree.
  • Blackwater: For the Birds

    Visit Maryland’s Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, where rare species of birds set the stage for outdoor recreation.
  • North American Forests in the Age of Nature

    Go back in time to when forests were new, and watch as the continents shift, glaciers form and tree species move and evolve.


  • Web Exclusive

  • Close Up With Environmental Photographer and Author David Harp

    David Harp talks about his love of the Chesapeake Bay area and how difficult it is to photograph family members.
  • Forest Frontiers: Robert Mangold

    Robert Mangold shares his views on forest management, invasive pests and his history with the USDA Forest Service.


  • Departments

  • Menominee Forest Keepers

    Discover the conservation history of this Native American tribe.
  • Forest Frontiers: Robert Mangold

    Robert Mangold shares his views on forest management, invasive pests and his history with the USDA Forest Service.