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This Land: A Guide to National Forests of the Western United States

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Publisher Comments:

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: Alaska, Nevada, Arizona, Oregon, California, Utah, Idaho, Washington

Synopsis:

"To my knowledge, there is no other title that assembles the information gathered in this book in such a comprehensive and helpful manner.... This Land will be a singular, indispensable and definitive title on the national forests for some time to come."—John A. Murray, author of Writing about Nature

"This Land adeptly conveys the sense of awe that characterizes our national forests. In the end, this volume will help us and future generations understand and appreciate the wealth of this land and remind us of the importance of being responsible stewards of the people's land today and for future generations."—Mike Dombeck, Chief Emeritus, U.S. Forest Service

“Americans are very mobile today and many have become disillusioned with the masses encountered in the national parks… the national forests are a national secret to most people. [This Land] will begin to unfurl that secret.”—Lawrence R. Stritch, President of the Eastern Panhandle Native Plant Society of West Virginia

About the Author

Robert H. Mohlenbrock is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, and Senior Scientist at Biotic Consultants, Inc. Among his many books are You Can Grow Tropical Fruit Trees (1999), Field Guide to North American Trees (1987), Field Guide to North American Wildflowers (1987), and Where Have All the Wildflowers Gone? (1983). Mike Dombeck is Chief Emeritus of the U.S. Forest Service.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface

Introduction

National Forests in Alaska

Chugach

Copper River Delta

Primrose Trail

Tongass

Alpine Meadows and Tundra

National Forests in Arizona

Apache - Sitgreaves

Phelps Cabin

Chitty Canyon

Coconino

San Francisco Peaks

Oak Creek Canyon

Coronado

Mt. Lemmon

Agua Caliente Canyon

Sycamore Canyon

Mt. Graham

Kaibab

Sycamore Canyon

Prescott

Bradshaw Mountains

Tonto

Desert Vista

Diamond Point

Workman Creek Falls

Paralta Canyon

National Forests in California

Angeles

Cleveland

Eldorado

Traverse Creek

Inyo

Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest

Mono Basin

Klamath

Lake Tahoe Basin Management Area

Lassen

Los Padres

Mendocino

Modoc

Plumas

Butterfly Valley

San Bernardino

Pebble Plains

Cushenbury Canyon

Sequoia

Shasta - Trinity

Sierra

Nelder Grove

Six Rivers

Stanislaus

Tahoe

Sand Pond

National Forests in Idaho

Boise

Caribou - Targhee

Clearwater

Aquarius

Idaho Panhandle

Coeur d'Alene

Kaniksu

St. Joe

Nez Perce

Payette

Salmon - Challis

Sawtooth

National Forests in Nevada

Humboldt - Toiyabe

Charleston Mountain

National Forests in Oregon

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

Deschutes

Lavalands

Fremont

Malheur

Mt. Hood

Bagby Natural Area

Ochoco

Rogue River

Siskiyou

Wheeler Creek Natural Area

Port Orford Cedar Natural Area

Siuslaw

Umpqua Dunes

Umatilla

Umpqua

Wallowa - Whitman

Willamette

Wildcat Mountain Natural Area

Olallie Ridge Natural Area

Winema

National Forests in Utah

Ashley

Dixie

Brian Head

Pink Cliffs

Red Canyon

Fishlake

Partridge Mountain Natural Area

Manti - LaSal

Brumley Ridge

Arch Canyon

Uinta

Wasatch - Cache

National Forests in Washington

Colville

Gifford Pinchot

Mount St. Helens

Mt. Baker - Snoqualmie

Lake Twenty-two Natural Area

Okanogan

Olympic

Olympic Rain Forest

Wenatchee

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520239678
Author:
Mohlenbrock, Robert
Publisher:
University of California Press
Foreword by:
Dombeck, Mike
Foreword:
Dombeck, Mike
Author:
Dombeck, Mike
Author:
Mohlenbrock, Robert H.
Subject:
West (u.s.)
Subject:
United States - West - General
Subject:
Trees & Forests - General
Subject:
Special Interest - Ecotourism
Subject:
Forest reserves -- West (U.S.)
Subject:
Plants - Trees
Subject:
General Nature
Subject:
Nature Studies-Trees
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20060331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
63 color illustrations, 9 b/w photograph
Pages:
391
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1 in 1.08 lb

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"To my knowledge, there is no other title that assembles the information gathered in this book in such a comprehensive and helpful manner.... This Land will be a singular, indispensable and definitive title on the national forests for some time to come."—John A. Murray, author of Writing about Nature

"This Land adeptly conveys the sense of awe that characterizes our national forests. In the end, this volume will help us and future generations understand and appreciate the wealth of this land and remind us of the importance of being responsible stewards of the people's land today and for future generations."—Mike Dombeck, Chief Emeritus, U.S. Forest Service

“Americans are very mobile today and many have become disillusioned with the masses encountered in the national parks… the national forests are a national secret to most people. [This Land] will begin to unfurl that secret.”—Lawrence R. Stritch, President of the Eastern Panhandle Native Plant Society of West Virginia

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