This Land: A Guide to Eastern National Forests
Part armchair travelogue, part guide book, this projected three-volume series—divided into the western, central, and eastern United States—will introduce readers to all 155 national forests across the country. This Land is the only comprehensive field guide that describes the natural features, wildernesses, scenic drives, campgrounds, and hiking trails of our national forests, many of which—while little known and sparsely visited—boast features as spectacular as those found in our national parks and monuments. Each entry includes logistical information about size and location, facilities, attractions, and associated wilderness areas. For about half of the forests, Robert H. Mohlenbrock has provided sidebars on the biological or geological highlights, drawn from the "This Land" column that he has written for Natural History magazine since 1984.
Superbly illustrated with color photographs, botanical drawings, and maps, this book is loaded with information, clearly written, and easy to use.
This volume covers national forests in: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin
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NATIONAL FORESTS IN FLORIDA 19
NATIONAL FORESTS IN GEORGIA 55
NATIONAL FOREST IN ILLINOIS 71
NATIONAL FOREST IN INDIANA 96
NATIONAL FOREST IN KENTUCKY 107
NATIONAL FORESTS IN MICHIGAN 119
NATIONAL FORESTS IN MISSISSIPPI 161
NATIONAL FOREST IN PUERTO RICO 267
NATIONAL FORESTS IN SOUTH CAROLINA 281
NATIONAL FOREST IN TENNESSEE 298
NATIONAL FOREST IN VERMONT 307
NATIONAL FORESTS IN VIRGINIA 315
NATIONAL FOREST IN WEST VIRGINIA 345
NATIONAL FORESTS IN WISCONSIN 362
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Page x - No public forest reservation shall be established, except to improve and protect the forest within the reservation, or for the purpose of securing favorable conditions of water flows, and to furnish a continuous supply of timber for the use and necessities of citizens of the United States...
Page ix - Congress passed an act donating the Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Big Tree Grove to the state of California, to be held for public use, resort and recreation, inalienable for all time.
Page xiii - Research Natural Areas are part of a national network of ecological areas designated in perpetuity for research and education and/or to maintain biological diversity on National Forest System lands," states the Forest Service manual.