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This month's featured digital collection is the newly launched "Regreening of Cache Valley" collection.

When Mormon pioneers arrived in Cache Valley in the 1860s, they found abundant resources that they proceeded to exploit over the next four decades. In 1902, unable to get the water they needed, residents petitioned the federal government to designate much of the Bear River Range as a forest reserve. During the decade following the creation of the Logan Forest Reserve (today's Cache National Forest), forest managers and settlers worked to restore, or "re-green" the area. This collection highlights fascinating and rare primary and secondary sources dealing with the settlement and "regreening" of Cache Valley and the Bear River Range.