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Spring/Summer 2013

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Spring/Summer 2013

Spring/Summer 2013Witness the epic battle for Hawai’i’s native forests. Travel from Georgia to Maine along the world’s longest continuous footpath. And, drop in on a funeral parlor where the mantle has a story to tell about an extraordinary tree.

Plus, get the scoop on the Canadian Boreal Forests Agreement, and meet a man continuing the centuries-old tradition of a fire lookout.

Download the entire Spring/Summer 2013 issue.

Correction: The red-legged honeycreeper pictured on the Spring/Summer 2013 cover is native to parts of the Caribbean and Central and South America; it is incorrectly included as a Hawai’ian native species. For images of Hawai’ian native honeycreepers, see Spring/Summer 2013 “Islands in the Balance.”



  • Unlikely Allies

    Behold the power of collaboration in Canada's efforts to protect the boreal woodland caribou.
  • The Mantle Sumac

    Unearth the history and cultural significance of an often-overlooked tree.
  • Islands in the Balance

    Discover the complex relationship between invasive and native Hawai'ian species on Earth's largest volcano.
  • One Step at a Time: Hiking the Appalachian National Scenic Trail

    Take a stroll along the Appalachian Trail - the longest continuous footpath in the world.

  • Web Exclusive

  • “From the Field” Extended Version: Big Tree Tour

    Big Tree Program coordinator Sheri Shannon takes a tour of Virginia's big trees.
  • Close Up With Nature Photographer Eric G. Brown

    Eric G. Brown discusses the life of a nature photographer in the nation's capital.
  • Forest Frontiers: Dr. Robert E. Keane

    Dr. Robert Keane recounts a grizzly bear story and recalls his favorite moments as a forest ecologist working with whitebark pine.

  • Departments

  • Leif Haugen, Fire Lookout

    Travel to a remote overlook in Montana to discover the life of a fire lookout.
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