Stories from the Northern Forest

The Northern Forest is within a day’s drive for more than 70 million people, but some people call this wild wonderland home.

Find out about the people that live, work and play in the Northern Forest and why they want to keep these woods healthy and vibrant for generations to come.

Dan Newton

Dan Newton is an English teacher who explores White Mountain National Forest with his family, finding spiritual faith and inspiration.

Polly Mahoney

Master dogsled guide Polly Mahoney and her 41 dogs lead others on trails and down rivers in the wilderness of the mountains of western Maine.

  • Map and infographics showing the region of the plan, what matters in the Pacific Northwestt (1), what people want in a Northwest Forest Plan (2) and what most voters support in a revised Northwest Forest plan (3). A two page summary of the polls results is below the map and infographics.

  • statewide survey of 600 registered voters in Washington, Oregon and California, with an additional oversample of 200 registered voters in California counties, was conducted by telephone using professional interviewers, including 45% of all interviews conducted via cell phone.

  • “We Can’t Wait: Why we need reform of the federal coal program now,” shows how the industry has been passing on millions in costs every day to the public. The status quo of the program has impacted public lands to the tune of billions of dollars and could multiply if coal companies aren’t held responsible for cleanup as they go bankrupt. Damages due to climate change from mining emissions will cost billions and drinking water for entire cities could be lost to mining or polluted beyond safe drinking levels.