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This Land

A Guide to Western National Forests

Robert H. Mohlenbrock (Author), Mike Dombeck (Foreword)

Available worldwide

Paperback, 391 pages
ISBN: 9780520239678
March 2006
$36.95, £25.95
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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
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
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.
“Comprehensive and sometimes leisurely details.”—San Francisco Chronicle
"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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