From the birthplace of American conservation…

…to the World Forestry Center Discovery Museum in Portland, Oregon Post by: Courtney Long,¬†Interpretation Specialist at the Cradle of Forestry in America Trip Outline: North Carolina to Oregon, I accompanied a USFS employee on his move¬†across the country. We traveled through small towns, state parks, farm country, national forests and grasslands, national monuments, and a […]

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Tales from the Forest: the American Chestnut

ConCradle educator Courtney Long found herself on a very well-loved trail in Pisgah National Forest. Although atypically warm for this late autumn afternoon, the colors remained¬†mesmerizing. She was on the hunt for a very special find that a forest visitor discovered. She was seeking a tree that had once dominated forests of western North Carolina. […]

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