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WRNF celebrates 100 years


SILVERTHORNE – The White River National Forest is wishing the United States Forest Service a happy 100th birthday today. The Forest Service was established by an act of Congress in 1905.To commemorate the Forest Service’s 100 year anniversary, the White River National Forest will host a centennial event at Breckenridge Ski Resort from 1-3 p.m. at the Vista Haus. Forest Service rangers will be there to serve cake and pass out balloons. Smokey Bear will also make an appearance.The White River National Forest is the busiest recreation forest in the nation and hosts 12 ski areas, including Breckenridge, Keystone, Copper Mountain and Arapahoe Basin that all operate predominately on public land administered by the Forest Service. Approximately 85 percent of Breckenridge Ski Resort is on public land.The White River National Forest now manages 2.3 million acres and hosts over 9.7 million recreation visitors each year. It will be holding celebrations all over the forest throughout the year.

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