Go beyond the canoe runs and underwater springs to discover the scrub pine ecosystems and threatened bird species of Ocala National Forest. Discover the restoration efforts underway to revitalize California’s Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. Visit some of America’s private forests to uncover how they’re working to protect threatened species living there.

Plus: We explore the many roles of mangrove forests and investigate outdoor schools that are immersing their students in nature.

American Forests Magazine Winter 2012