A child crawls out of the "cave" at the Black Hills National Forest booth at the Youth and Family Services Kids’ Fair, Rapid City, S.D. Forest Service photo.
Pika on National Forest System land. Forest Service photo.
As part of a stream training class on Tongass NF, Jamal Travis took a channel gradient reading using a clinometer. Forest Service photo by Jessica Davila.
Law Enforcement and Investigations Director Tracy Perry and Senior Special Agent Tony McGallicher honor the fallen at the 2018 Law Enforcement Memorial ceremony. Photo courtesy U.S. Department of the Interior.
Wreaths at the 2018 Law Enforcement Memorial ceremony, Washington, D.C. Photo courtesy U.S. Department of the Interior.
Law Enforcement Officers at the 2018 Law Enforcement Memorial ceremony, Washington, D.C. Photo courtesy U.S. Department of the Interior.
Forest Service technicians and members of the incident team for hurricane recovery in Puerto Rico, opening trails to provide access to long term research sites at Luquillo Experimental Forest. Forest Service photo by Maria M. Rivera.
Researchers documented hoary bats – the most widespread bat species in North America – flying at night using little to no echolocation during their mating season. Highlighting the need for detection methods beyond echolocation in sensitive areas.
After a successful river crossing the south branch of Potomac River, WV, firefighters from the Augusta Interagency Hotshot Crew made significant progress in tackling hot spots on the Monongahela National Forest. FS photo by Gary C. Chancey.
After a safe crossing on the South Branch of the Potomac River in West Virginia, members of the Augusta Interagency Hotshot Crew made significant progress in tackling hot spots on the Monongahela National Forest Castle Fire. Forest Service photo by Gary C
Forest Service employees from Monongahela National Forest assist firefighters from the Augusta Interagency Hotshot Crew board watercraft enroute across the Potomac River, WV, to tackle hot spots on the Castle Fire. Forest Service photo by Gary C. Chancey.
Six months after Hurricane Maria, only a small portion of El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico, is available for enjoyment. Here, tourists enjoy climbing La Coca Waterfall. USDA Photo by Preston Keres.
Brilliant red sunset from Lena Beach Recreation Area. Tongass National Forest, Juneau Ranger District. Forest Service photo by Adam DiPietro.
Green Mountain burn on Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Feb. 14, 2018. Favorable conditions helped accomplish burning 800 acres with hand ignitions and helicopter aerial ignitions. Forest Service photo by Anna Wright.
Student seeing first-hand the impact of ocean acidification on a small crab shell during EKiP event at Puʻuwaʻawaʻa Forest Reserve, Hawaiʻi. Photo courtesy of Dino Morrow.
A wildlife biologist nets a flatwoods salamander to observe its development in Bristol, Florida. A multiagency team of wildlife biologists monitor their development before releasing them into wetlands scattered throughout the Apalachicola National Forest.
Temperance River bridge and falls near Schroder, MN and the USDAForest Service Superior National Forest on Feb 26, 2018. USDA Photo by Lance Cheung.
Landowners tending to their windbreak planted as part of the Prairie States Forestry Project during the 1930s. Forest Service photo.
Temperance River bridge and falls near Schroder, MN and Superior National Forest on Feb 26, 2018. USDA Photo by Lance Cheung.
Mt. Lemmon, Coronado NF. Participants from Latin America practice using tools to build a firebreak during a fire simulation exercise as part of a workshop promoting leadership of women in fire management. Forest Service photo by Alexandra Zamecnik.
Crescent Moon Ranch, just below Cathedral Rock, AZ - Students from Sedona Red Rock High School help Friends of the Forest Volunteers clean out an irrigation canal that provides water to a local community garden. Forest Service photo by Brady Smith.
Joel “Jeep”, Ph.D, Raptor Ecologist, is attacked by a parent peregrine falcon while rappelling from a cliff to a nest. Photo courtesy of J. Avery.
A little brown bat is swabbed for the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome, Pseudogymnoascus destructans. Forest Service photo by Daniel Lindner.
Northern lights over North Twin Lake on the Chippewa National Forest. Forest Service photo by Robert Ferdinandt.
Forest Service and partner firefighters battle the Thomas Fire in Southern California. Forest Service photo.
Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. Forest Service photo.
Tourists and media watch as Architect of the Capitol workers unload the 2017 Capitol Christmas tree, an Engelmann spruce from Kootenai National Forest, Nov. 27. USDA Photo by Preston Keres.
Fall colors set the Trap Hills area of Ottawa National Forest ablaze along a section of the North Country Trail. Forest Service photo by Randi Ellsworth.
Jo Santiago, International Programs, presents Freedom, the bald eagle, at the Nov 9th Veterans Day event held at the VA Medical Center in Huntington, W.Va. Forest Service photo.
As the Mendenhall ice caves melt some form 'ice tubes' ideal for exploration. Mendenhall Glacier, Alsaka. Forest Service photo by Adam DiPietro.
Celebrating BatWeek 2017
Textures. Forest Service photo courtesy of Joe Serio, Fish Biologist, R10, Sitka Ranger District, Alaska.
Forest Service Law Enforcement Officer Bobby Phillips distributes water and food supplies to a family in a remote area in Puerto Rico in September 2017. Forest Service photo.
A winding road leading into fall color. Superior National Forest, Minn. Forest Service photo.
Maroon Bells on the White River National Forest in Colorado showing their #FallColors. Photo courtesy of Matt Hobbs
Southwest Conservation Corps members, halfway through the process of constructing a bridge over a creek in the Columbine-Hondo Wilderness on the Questa Ranger District in New Mexico. Forest Service photos by Richard Holmes.
Next generation of Native leaders gained skills to address environmental challenges in their communities. 2017 Native Youth Community Adaptation and Leadership Congress at the National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, WV. Forest Service photo.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2017 – USDA Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, left, swears in Chief Tony Tooke as the 18th Chief Forester, as his wife Ginger Tooke looks on in the Whitten Patio, Jamie L. Whitten Building.
Chief Tom Tidwell, his wife Kim Tidwell, Jan Peterson and former Chief Max Peterson pause for a photo during Chief Tidwell’s retirement open house in the Yates Building Aug. 31, 2017. Forest Service photo.
New Neka communication shelter at Hoonah Ranger District. Forest Service photo.
Sunset and shadows of Cirque of the Towers (west side) looking across Shadow Lake. Bridger Wilderness, Bridger-Teton National Forest. Forest Service photo by Greg Bevenger.
Remembering our first Chief: Gifford Pinchot, Chief of the Forest Service, seated at his desk (circa 1905). Forest Service photo.
Alaska Governor Bill Walker and his wife Donna, along with visitors from Japan, visit Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center July 31, 2017. Photo by Stephen Mattson, Office of the Governor.
A Student Conservation Association intern on the Yakutat Ranger District receives training in the safe use of power saws. Forest Service photo by Rob Morgenthaler.
Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog. Bridgeport Ranger District, Hoover Wilderness, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. Forest Service photo by Rachel Van Horne.
Lake-side view, Coulter Mesa, CO. Forest Service photo.
The skeleton of an ancient white pine sits on a rocky ridge in the White Cloud Mountain Range of central Idaho. Sawtooth National Forest. Forest Service photo.
Yaxté Totem stands in place overlooking the Auke Village Recreation Area within the Tongass National Forest. Forest Service photo by Dru Fenster.
Khushi Patel from Germantown, Tennessee, holds her contest-winning poster. The annual Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl contest is sponsored by National Garden Clubs. Patel also won last year. Forest Service photo by Dominic Cumberland.
It takes teamwork to reach your destination when paddling a canoe. Two girls try it out during Colorado's 2016 GO Day events. Forest Service photo.
Newborn bison calves graze at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie. Bison were introduced in 2015 as a 20-year experiment to see if their grazing pattern helps attract birds that are native to Illinois tallgrass prairies. Forest Service photo by Rick Short.
Kimberly Palacios (HRM) and Lou Romero (Amigos) cut off a section of a downed white fir blocking the Oso Corridor Trail in the Sandia Ranger District. HRM volunteers in the background receive instruction on safe tool practices while observing the work.
McCart lookout at Sula Ranger District, Bitterroot National Forest. Forest Service photo by Ruth Wooding
Trumpeter swans on the Chugach National Forest. Forest Service photo by Ron Neibrugge.
McCart lookout at Sula Ranger District, Bitterroot National Forest
Students from Boulder, Montana celebrating winter during their SnowSchool hike near Elkhorn Ghost town in February 2017. (All permissions have been granted).
The greater sage grouse thrives in the sagebrush landscape of the West. USDA NRCS photo.
Forest habitat is depicted in the buffer zone of Pu Mat National Park during a visit by Peter Singleton and park staff. Credit: Forest Service photo by Peter Singleton
A hiker stops inside the Mendenhall Glacier Caves, Tongass National Forest (Forest Service photo by Adam DiPietro)
Inside FS photo Northern Snow