Incorporating new technology for today’s mobile audiences, the Forest Service’s Northern Region has released its 2013 Year in Review in an ePub version for the first time, making the publication accessible on a variety of smart phones and other handheld and tablet devices.
The Northern Region, also called Region 1 within the agency, is comprised of 13 forests and grasslands, and manages more than 25 million acres of public lands that include Wilderness areas, Wild & Scenic River corridors, plus many other scenic and recreational opportunities.
The Region’s Year in Review highlights a wide range of feature articles, information and photos that showcase national programs and priorities at work on the ground here in the Northern Rockies. This overview features numerous partnership and collaborative projects and national emphasis programs that have taken hold and are growing in scope each year in the Region.
“We are all so grateful for the many partners, friends, stakeholders, and employees who support and performed the hard over this past year to produce the successes and outcomes we all enjoy,” stated Regional Forester Faye Krueger.
The Review features write-ups and photos about individual projects at the district and forest level, as well as national initiatives and program accomplishments that cross management and state boundaries. The contents highlight how these efforts improve forest health, revitalize resilient landscapes and restore watershed functions in projects whose impacts literally span coast to coast. The Review also contains information submitted by partner and collaborative groups, further conveying the improved results the agency has seen through these multi-layer partner and collaborative efforts across the Region.
Because there are a number of eReader formats, visitors are asked to check the directions or software for their specific device in order to download and then read or convert the file to their specific device. The Northern Region website has links to both a .ePub file compatible with Apple devices, the Barnes & Noble Nook devices, Kobo Reader, Sony Reader, Android-based book readers, as well as a .mobi file for Kindle devices.
The Review is available online as a .pdf document, and also available in limited traditional hard copy format from most national forests and grasslands, as well as major visitor center locations.