Forests are sources of enduring value

Forests give rise to rivers and these are the waters that feed our many needs.

The Kaibab Plateau is a forested plain north of the Grand Canyon, Arizona. It was the sight, in the 1920s of a serious overpopulation of deer. Aldo opold drew an important lesson from the removal of predators in this forest that allowed the deer populations to ultimately destroy the very forest they needed to survive in. The story is memorialized in "Thinking Like a Mountain."

Clear cut forests on the Columbia River in Washington State

Marshes collect the silt washed from deforested mountainsides.

The brown thrushes are protected by forests they depend on for food and nesting sites that afford them ample niches for their young.


Their breeding habitat is deciduous or mixed woods across eastern North America. They make a cup nest in a fork or on a tree branch relatively close to the ground.

These birds migrate to southern Mexico and Central America. They occur in western Europe only as extremely rare vagrants.

They mainly forage on the forest floor, flipping leaves to uncover insects. They eat insects and berries.

This bird has a rich multi-part flute-like song.

This bird's range has expanded northward, displacing the Veery and Hermit Thrush in some locations. In recent times, as a result of fragmentation of forests, they have been increasingly exposed to nest parasitism by Brown-headed Cowbirds, as well as loss of habitat in their winter range.

The Wood Thrush is the state bird of the District of Columbia.

Wood Thrush
The Wood Thrush, Hylocichla mustelina, is a medium-sized thrush.

Adults are mainly brown on the upperparts, rusty brown on the crown, nape and upper back. The underparts are white with black spots. They have a white eye ring and pink legs.





Do well with the time that is allotted to thee

Forests are sources of value

Forests Clear cut over forest in Washington state on the Columbia River watershed

Forests as a basis of civilization

National Forests and Parks are often unhappy neighbors

The Olympic National Forest surrounds the Olympic National Park:

You are a member of a technical advisory committee

“Seeing the forest through the trees at the forestry summit”