Tuskegee National Forest celebrates 50th anniversary

The country's smallest national forest is celebrating a major milestone.  This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Tuskegee National Forest.  Officials kicked off the big event with a "Legacy of Restoration" historical tour, highlighting the Tuskegee National Forest's historic impact on Alabama.

"Anytime you have a milestone like the 50th anniversary and look back at how you got there, it's just a great opportunity to go back and revisit the past," says Bob Pasquill with the U.S. Forest Service.

The U.S. Forest Service, the Tuskegee Human and Civil Rights Multicultural Center and the Alabama Tourism Department will host a series of events throughout the year leading up to the main 50th anniversary celebration in September.