America’s Great National Forests, Wildernesses & Grasslands is one of my favorite reference / “coffee table” books. The official description is –
For more than a century, America’s national forests have proved an environmental gift and cultural treasure, our spectacular backyard. Under the management of the U.S. Forest Service, this system of public lands encompasses 193 million acres of mountains, prairies, rivers, and canyons—much of it undiscovered, but accessible for hiking, kayaking, fishing, and winter sports. Officially published with the U.S. Forest Service, this book features the thirty most notable national forests—while also celebrating more than one hundred different national forests in forty-four states—from the White Mountains of New Hampshire to the Olympics of Washington. Unlike the national parks, Americans can use these lands for all manner of recreation, truly earning these tremendous resources the moniker of “America’s backyard.” This book is a treasure for all readers who use and cherish these lands.
In other words, it’s a giant, beautiful nature photography book that focuses on America’s National Forests rather than the more famous National Parks.[Read more…] about America’s Great National Forests, Wildernesses & Grasslands by Char Miller Book Review