US Forest Service Launches Fall Colors 2013 Campaign
Let’s face it- summer is over. While we still might have one or two days over 80 degrees, there’s no denying that fall is coming. And the number one way we can tell that fall is coming is by that colorful foliage.
In an effort to get people outdoors and enjoy nature’s most colorful season, the U.S. Forest Service has launched its Fall Colors 2013 campaign.
“America’s public lands, particularly our national forests, are among the most spectacular venues to view the changes in fall colors,” said U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell. “The Forest Service offers numerous resources to help you plan your experience. Nature is closer than you may think.”
The Forest Service has introduced an online map to help visitors see if and when trees are peaking in their state. The map is shaded in green (not peaking) to bright red (peaking) to brown (past peak). So far, Maine is the only state that has already reached it’s peak, according to the map. And currently, New Hampshire is the only state at the stage where the majority of leaves are changing to peak colors. The rest of the states are shaded green, which represents the stage where summer green is beginning to turn.
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