© 2012 Josh Birnbaum



Year of the Forest
Ecosystems that Sustain Existence

In 2011, I was awarded a fellowship from the National Association of State Foresters and the National Network of Forest Practitioners to travel the country for the summer and document America's forests in honor of the International Year of the Forests. In the course of eight weeks, I visited West Virginia, Texas, Missouri, South Dakota, Montana, and Maryland. Along the way, I documented the people and issues of forestry, from invasive bark beetles to wildfire and deforestation to sawmills and lonesome foresters.

To see more from the fellowship, visit the Celebrate Forests blog.

 
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