Fires and forests and parks, oh my

This August 25th it will be 100 years since President Woodrow Wilson signed the act creating the The National Parks Service, a new federal bureau in the Department of the Interior responsible for protecting the 35 national parks and monuments then managed by the department and those yet to be established.

 

For folks just interested in Washington state, this book looks like a good read! The U.S. Forest Service in the Pacific Northwest

And, of course, there is controversy about the Forest Service as there is about everything else! Toward A Natural Forest

The Big Burn is a movie but we have the book, too! It's also in audiobook, and it's a fascinating book to listen to.

There was another big burn in 1988 when Yellowstone had 36% of the park lost to fire. The Year Yellowstone Burned

I hiked to a lookout recently in the Cascades and found a book of their history. Lookouts

and lastly, what could be more involving than a romance set in times of the New Deal and the CCC, Civilian Conservation Corps: Tree Soldier