Forest and Stream

Forest and Stream was a magazine featuring hunting, fishing, and other outdoor activities in the United States The journal was founded in August 1873 by Charles Hallock At the time of its 1930 cancellation it was the ninth oldest magazine still being issued in the US1

Published in New York City by Hallock in newspaper format measuring 16" x 11", it published many articles by "Nessmuk" George W Sears in the 1880s that helped to popularize canoeing, the Adirondack lakes, self-guided canoe camping tours and ultralight camping

An early vehicle for conservationism,2 Forest and Stream was dedicated to wildlife conservation, helped to launch the National Audubon Society, was an early sponsor the national park movement, and supported the US-Canadian Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 19181

Naturalist George Bird Grinnell was editor for 35 years, and contributors included Theodore Roosevelt1 Another notable contributor was Theodore Gordon, long considered "the father of American dry fly fishing," who began writing for the magazine in 19033

The magazine merged with Field and Stream in 19301


  1. ^ a b c d Time 1930, June 16 "Forest, Field & Stream"
  2. ^ McMartin, Barbara 2004 The Privately Owned Adirondacks, Lake View Press, Canada Lake, NY ISBN 1-888374-20-9
  3. ^ Lawton, Terry 2005 Nymph Fishing: A History of the Art and Practice, Stackpole Books, Mechanicsburg PA, ISBN 0-8117-0154-9

External linksedit

  • "Nessmuk's" Adirondack Letters
  • Google Books Forest and Stream, 1922

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