NHPR is taking an in-depth look at the Weeks Act, the historic legislation that led to the creation of our eastern national forests.
The White Mountain National Forest, created in 1918, has been used for many different purposes including recreation, wildlife protection, and timber harvesting.
Managing all those different uses doesn’t come without controversy.
NHPR’s Amy Quinton looks at the role our forests play and what threats they may face in the future.
More than 26 million acres of eastern national forests owe their existence to the Weeks Act.