Spotlights

Spotlights are short articles designed to enhance readers’ understanding of topics related to our publications. Learn more about native pollinators and how to build your own pollinator garden, find out about historic research and how it’s connected to today, discover interesting citizen science projects, visit a seed extractory, and more.

  • PDF Preview of Will the Emerald Ash Borer and Climate Change Affect White Ash Baseball Bats?
    Much of the white ash wood used to manufacture baseball bats comes from trees in Northern Pennsylvania and New York.…

    Will the Emerald Ash Borer and Climate Change Affect White Ash Baseball Bats?

  • PDF Preview of What Is A Food Forest
    A food forest looks like a regular forest, but its plants also provide fresh fruits, nuts, mushrooms, herbs, and vegetables.…

    Spotlight – What Is a Food Forest?

  • PDF preview of the
    Agroforestry is the practice of mixing trees, shrubs, crops, or animal production systems together. The purpose of mixing trees and…

    Spotlight – What Is Agroforestry?

  • PDF preview of 'Time Warp 1951' from
    Learn more about the research engineers completed in 1951 about the best wood to use for baseball bats so they…

    Spotlight – Time Warp for Batter Up!

  • PDF preview of 'Baseball for All!' spotlight.
    A reflection from a baseball player after competing in the first all girl’s baseball tournament.

    Spotlight – Baseball for All!

  • PDF preview of 'Time Warp 1974' from
    In 1974, Forest Service scientist Joseph V. Basile began work on a quaking aspen and elk study alongside other scientists.…

    Spotlight – Time Warp for On The Fence

  • PDF Preview of the Spotlight on the Luquillo Experimental Forest
    In 1908, the Forest Service established a system of experimental forests and ranges (EFRs) to be set aside for environmental…

    Spotlight – Luquillo Experimental Forest

  • PDF preview of the Spotlight on an Experimental Forest and Range - Fernow Experimental Forest
    In 1908, the Forest Service established a system of experimental forests and ranges (EFRs) to be set aside for environmental…

    Spotlight – Fernow Experimental Forest

  • PDF Preview of the Spotlight on Glacier Lakes Ecosystem Experiments Site
    In 1908, the Forest Service established a system of experimental forests and ranges (EFRs) to be set aside for environmental…

    Spotlight – Glacier Lakes Ecosystem Experiments Site

  • PDF preview of Flame Changer spotlight on supporting native pollinators.
    Browse a short list of tips for supporting your native pollinators.

    Spotlight – What Can You Do To Help Native Pollinators?