Beavers: A Closer Look

Beavers: A Closer Look by Donald L. Fink Autumn in the Sierras has always been a special time and place for me. As long as I can remember, I’ve made a trip to the Sierras one last time in the fall, just to check’ on things to make sure everyone was ready...

The Mysterious Mistletoe

The Mysterious Mistletoe by Bob Scharf, Retired Forest Service Plant Pathologist Mistletoe on pines you say? I thought mistletoe was that evergreen, parasitic plant that grows on oaks and other broadleaf trees. Very true, but there is also another mistletoe in...

Going Batty in the Eldorado National Forest

Going Batty in the Eldorado National Forest by Susan Yusada Bats are unique in that they are our only true flying mammal. They are more closely related to primates than rodents. They are placed in the order Chiroptera which means “hand-wing”. This means...

Mountain Lion Safety Tips

Mountain Lion Safety Tips Spring and summer bring warm weather and outdoor activities. Although human versus mountain lion encounters are rare, people living or recreating in mountain lion habitat should be aware of some things they can do if they come in contact with...

Geoarchaeology

Geoarchaeology: Bringing Together the Sciences of Geology and Archaeology by Anne Boyd, National Forest Geologist One hot sunny afternoon in 1986, I was walking along t Indiana side of the Ohio River when suddenly my eye caught the glimmer of a shiny piece of riches...