One hundred years ago the USDA Forest Service recognized the interest that the public had across the Country for recreating in their National Forests. Forest Service leadership understood that it would be important to consider deliberate planning and design of public campgrounds and other recreation settings and facilities. They hired their first landscape architect (then called “landscape engineer”), Arthur Carhart and asked him to begin to evaluate areas such as Trapper Lake in Colorado.

To commemorate this centennial and to encourage students and young professionals to consider nature based public service in support and practice of sustainable recreation, the Forest Service is offering opportunities for professional experience. I ask that you please review and share the attached flier with aspiring landscape architects, and other design/natural resource management students and young professionals. Flyer Here