Here are some other places where I've worked
Wallowa-Whitman, Umatilla, and Malheur National Forests, OR
I worked on a team revising the land management plans for all three of these
beautiful forests in the Blue Mountains of northeast Oregon. These forests are
known for their general lack of tourists, but don't let that fool you into thinking
they aren't amazingly beautiful! There are spectacular mountains and deep river
canyons, including Hells Canyon, the deepest in the country.
San Bernardino National Forest, including portions of the San Gabriel
Mountains, Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains, and Sand to Snow
National Monuments, CA
The San Bernardino National Forest is known for its great diversity of
landscapes - elevations range from just a few hundred feet to 11,499'. There are
natural occurring desert palm oases and hot springs, rugged canyons, beautiful
lakes including Lake Arrowhead and Big Bear, hundreds of miles of trails including
160 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), eight wilderness areas and the
renowned Big Bear Discovery Center and Children's Forest.
Sequoia National Forest &
Giant Sequoia National Monument, CA
The Sequoia National Forest is the southernmost forest in the Sierra Nevada
Mountains of California. It is the only forest where 5 different bio-regions
converge and and it contains 38 groves of giant sequoias - more than Sequoia &
Kings Canyon & Yosemite National Parks combined! The forest also has 8 beautiful
wilderness areas and two wild and scenic rivers - the Kings and Kern Rivers.
Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests &
Thunder Basin National Grassland, WY/ CO
From open, vast, high expanses to valleys and canyons that rise steeply to snowy
ranges, the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests encompass portions of five
major mountain ranges. Within these ranges are dramatic topographic contrasts:
6,000 foot valleys rise to 12,000 foot peaks. The national forests are located
along both sides of the Continental Divide. The Thunder Basin NG is a huge chunk
of rolling grassland in northeastern Wyoming between the Black Hills and the
Natural Bridges National Monument, Utah
Natural Bridges NM is a small park in southeastern Utah. The Park is named for
its three natural stone spans, Sipapu, Kachina, and Owachomo. Sipapu is the 2nd
largest natural bridge at 290 feet long! There are also numerous ancestral
Puebloan dwellings and rock art sites in the canyons.
Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, California
Sequoia and Kings Canyon are truly special places. Located in the southern Sierra,
these parks have the world's largest living thing (the General Sherman Tree 36
ft diameter and 275 ft tall), the highest peak in the Lower 48 (Mt. Whitney
14,494 ft), and one of the deepest canyons in North America (Kings Canyon is
about 8,000 ft deep on one side, *only* 5,000 ft on the other). More than 80%
of these Parks is designated Wilderness.
Curecanti National Recreation Area &
Black Canyon National Park, Colorado
These parks are located in the central Colorado Rockies. Curecanti is comprised
of three reservoirs along the Gunnison River, and downstream the river flows
free through the Black Canyon, the deepest canyon for its width in the world.
Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, California
Lake Tahoe BMU is just the name of the US Forest Service land immediately
surrounding the lake. Though not an official Forest, it functions as one. Lake
Tahoe is the largest and deepest alpine lake in the world. Its waters are crystal
clear; you can see up to 80 feet under the surface!