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Discover the legacy of the US Forest Service
The National Museum of Forest Service History is a nonprofit organization dedicated to collecting and preserving the history of the U.S. Forest Service.
New Podcast Series!
What Did We Get Ourselves Into?
This podcast series of interviews with Forest Service wives is essential listening that acknowledges those ordinary families who made extraordinary efforts to achieve “The Greatest Good.”
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National Conservation Legacy Center
The National Museum of Forest Service History is close to finalizing our Capital Campaign to build the National Conservation Legacy Center in Missoula, Montana. Once it is built, the Center will be a one-of-a-kind, world class destination. It will showcase America’s conservation history – the U.S. Forest Service, its people, partners, and legacy.
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View Our Extensive Collection
Over 50,000 Items!
The NMFSH manages its own collection of more than 50,000 artifacts, documents, and memorabilia relating to the history and culture of the Forest Service. This massive archive is online for anyone to use – researchers, students, historians, or anyone with an inquisitive mind!
Case No. 1: 1899-1908 Timber Sale
Explore Our Virtual Exhibit
Case No. 1 was the name given to an 1899 timber sale on U.S. Government land in the Black Hills Forest Reserve in South Dakota. Under this contract, 13 million board feet of ponderosa pine trees were cut from the Forest Reserve by the Homestake Mining Company.
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