The Forest History Society has appeared twice in the news recently! Staff historian Jamie Lewis was interviewed for a story about the drop in the number of visitors to national forests on an annual basis written by Associated Press reporter Jeff Barnard. “National Forest visitors down, no one knows why” appeared in newspapers around the country and online on November 29. Barnard, the 2006 Collier Award recipient, also spoke with FHS President Steve Anderson and Librarian Cheryl Oakes for background material for his article. This is the second time Jamie has been interviewed for an article on the Forest Service; the first was to comment on the resignation of former FS chief Dale Bosworth in January 2007.
FHS and its publication, Forest History Today, are mentioned in the University of St. Thomas (MN) “Bulletin News.” Recent contributor Mark Neuzil’s article was the focus of a short piece dated December 2:
Dr. Mark Neuzil, College of Arts and Sciences (Communication and Journalism Department), is the author of an article, “The Nature of Media Coverage: Two Minnesota Fires,” published in the fall 2008 issue of Forest History Today, a publication of the Forest History Society. The article examines the media coverage of the Great Hinckley Fire of 1894 and the Ham Lake Boundary Waters fire of 2007.
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