Contact: Jane Hodgins
USDA Forest Service - Northern Research Station
Caption: Americans began heading outdoors enmasse 60 years ago, and the magic has endured. Forest Service research suggests that in 20 northern states, the growth in both the population and popularity of outdoor recreation's will likely create pressure for available state and federal recreation areas.
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