American Forests Summer 2012Enter Alaska’s Tongass National Forest and encounter the controversies over the management of this old-growth forest that have been brewing for decades. Discover how humans have altered North American forests over the last 15,000 years. Head into the forest and go camping in any number of forests across the country.

Plus, we take a walk through a unique forest in the middle of the New Mexican desert and remember the people who preserved Maine’s Acadia National Park.

Features

  • Beauty of the Bosque

    Discover the unique ecosystem of the bosque, a forest oasis in the middle of the New Mexico desert.
  • Camping Under a Canopy

    Find the best places to rough it this summer with this collection of fun and unusual forest campsites.
  • North American Forests in the Age of Man

    Watch history unfold as we examine how mankind’s habits and habitats have altered North American forests.
  • Transition for Tongass

    See the results of decades of controversy and change in one of the few remaining old-growth forests in the U.S.


  • Web Exclusive

  • Forest Frontiers: Deborah McCullough

    Forest entomologist Deborah McCullough discusses the insects threatening U.S. forests.
  • Close Up With Nature Photographer John Hyde

    John Hyde describes his encounters with grizzlies, wolves and whales in his quest for magic moments in nature.


  • Departments

  • By the People, For the People

    Meet the artists, vacationers, investors and conservationists who worked to create and protect Acadia National Park.