Help Us Protect
and restore

Forests.

WE help FORESTS thrive

American Forests has been protecting and restoring forests for more than 140 years.

Together we can make a difference:

One tree at a time, one acre at a time, one forest at a time.

CRITICAL ISSUES

From climate change to biodiversity, air quality to water availability, forests are at the center of the most important environmental challenges we face today.

Wildlife

Wildlife

When forests are destroyed, wildlife is threatened. Most of our restoration projects involve a wildlife habitat component, including restoration efforts for threatened and endangered species.

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Climate

Climate

Forests and trees slow climate change by storing carbon, but climate change also makes forests more vulnerable. We work to restore forests to be more resilient and better withstand climate change.

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RECREATION

RECREATION

Activities such as hiking, camping and fishing give us a deeper appreciation for the natural world and make us healthier and less stressed. That’s why we promote sustainable recreation in forests.

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WATER

Water

We all rely on forests for clean water. Our restoration projects benefit major U.S. watersheds and protect our valuable water resources by restoring and augmenting riparian buffers.

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CITIES

Cities

Forests aren’t merely destinations, but interwoven in our everyday lives. Our work expands tree canopy cover and access to greenspace in cities across America, improving public health and overall quality of life.

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WHAT’S NEW

December 2nd, 2016|

Find out the latest in forest news in this week’s Forest Digest!

December 1st, 2016|

Learn how the forests of Central Appalachia have changed over time and what American Forests is doing to help them thrive.

November 30th, 2016|

Learn about Pando, a clonal colony and the heaviest organism on the planet, and the threats its facing from our changing climate.