The Shoshone National Forest was originally called the Yellowstone Timberland Reserve when it was set aside in 1891 (under the management of Mr. Anderson). It was the first national forest in the United States. Encompassing approximately 2.4 million acres, the forest consists of a dramatic landscape: from huge swaths of exposed rock, to snow-capped mountains even in July, to expansive meadows and forests.
In summer 2018 HistoriCorps will be returning to complete preservation work at Anderson Lodge and the Hired Hand's Cabin. Visit www.historicorps.org for more information.