Chattahoochee National Forest

Chattahoochee National Forest contains a part of The Appalachian Mountains known broadly as The North Georgia Mountains. The land spans 750,145 acres. Sometimes though, the neighboring forest of Oconee is counted along with Chattahoochee, totaling 866,468 acres altogether.  Intro to Chattahoochee National Forest Northern Georgia is a temperate deciduous forest ecosystem. There are some evergreenContinue reading “Chattahoochee National Forest”

Oconee National Forest

The Oconee National Forest is the sister of Chattahoochee National Forest in northern Georgia. The Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest has a combined total of 866,468 acres, with 116,232 acres of that being Oconee’s contribution. The two lands are governed as one, so rules and regulations that affect one of them usually impact both of them. HeadquartersContinue reading “Oconee National Forest”

Osceola National Forest

Osceola National Forest is located in northeast Florida between Lake City and Jacksonville. It consists of 200,000+ acres of various kinds of swamps, flatlands, and lakes. The forest contains protected wilderness areas, a National Natural Landmark, historical sites, and a portion of the Florida National Scenic Trail. People come from all around the country toContinue reading “Osceola National Forest”

Apalachicola National Forest

Apalachicola National Forest is the forest of Florida’s Panhandle (Northwest Florida), 4 miles southwest of Tallahassee. These woods are 632,890 acres of pine sandhills, flatwoods, marshes, and floodplains. All of these rich ecosystems support a diverse variety of native Florida species, such as woodpeckers, bobcats, foxes, snakes, coyotes, black bears, turkeys, fox squirrels, and alligators. In the hottest monthContinue reading “Apalachicola National Forest”

Ocala National Forest

The Ocala National Forest lies just above Orlando, west of Daytona Beach in central Florida. Ocala is 430,447 acres (607 sq miles) of longleaf pine sandhills and shrublands with both coniferous and evergreen oak species. This is the kind of forest that thrives on the controlled burns that have replaced Florida’s historically common natural fires. Continue reading “Ocala National Forest”

White River National Forest

Let the tranquil perfume of juniper and blue spruce fill your lungs as you take your first step down the trail into White River National Forest. In the spring and summer, the wildflower displays and butterflies will surround you with rich, brilliant colors. Hot pink flameweed, baby blue harebells, and cream white yarrow line theContinue reading “White River National Forest”

Uncompahgre National Forest

Uncompahgre National Forest is home to Uncompahgre (un-come-pah-gray) Peak, the tallest of the San Juan Mountains, and the sixth tallest in the whole Rocky Mountains. The forest covers 955,229 acres- that’s 1,492.55 square miles! With the forest spanning such a wide area, it’s no wonder that Uncompahgre is shared by 8 Colorado counties: Montrose, Mesa,Continue reading “Uncompahgre National Forest”

Routt National Forest

You can’t talk about Routt National Forest without mentioning its constituents, Medicine Bow National Forest and Thunder Basin National Grassland, because the three lands were administratively joined in 1995. Altogether, the combined 2.9 million-acre land stretches from northern Colorado all the way up to central Wyoming. Fun Fact: The forest is named for John Routt,Continue reading “Routt National Forest”

Roosevelt National Forest

Roosevelt National Forest, located in north-central Colorado, is managed from Fort Collins in unison with Arapaho Forest and Pawnee National Grassland. Because the three territories are contiguous with one another, and management strategies tend to apply to all three at once, the forest service often refers to them simply as ARP. Roosevelt in particular hasContinue reading “Roosevelt National Forest”

Rio Grande National Forest

Rio Grande National Forest is a 1.83 million-acre paradise of numerous habitats and ecosystems located in south-central Colorado, northeast of San Juan National Forest. From wetlands and prairies to alpine zones and desert crags, these woods host what seems like an entire planet’s worth of biomes. It is no wonder that so many animal species,Continue reading “Rio Grande National Forest”