Author Archive: American Forests


Forest Digest — Week of July 18, 2016

Find out the latest in forest news in this week’s Forest Digest! Can we feed the world without cutting forests? It can be done, says U.N. — EcoBusiness.com Several countries have increased food security and forest cover simultaneously, discrediting claims that deforestation is essential to feeding the world’s growing population. Why the U.S. and others […]

How Much are Forests Worth?

By Lindsay Seventko, Communications Intern As forest lovers, we know that forests are worth more than the sum of their timber price or the income that the recreation industry receives. But, how do you convey the importance of protecting and restoring our forests to the millions of Americans who have no interest in walking among […]

Top 5 Summer Swimming Holes in National Forests

By Lindsay Seventko, Communications Intern This summer, forget the pool membership and take a dip in nature’s swimming holes preserved within our National Forests. These locations are shaded by massive trees, fed by mountain springs and cut out of the hillside by rushing waterfalls. Pack your swim suit and get ready for a day of […]

Forest Digest — Week of July 11, 2016

Find out the latest in forest news in this week’s Forest Digest! After 300 Years of Collecting, Nearly 12,000 Amazon Tree Species Are Found — New York Times A new study reports that scientists have discovered 11,676 different tree species in the Amazon during research that has lasted more than 300 years, the first species […]

Tips for Staying Connected to Nature in a Busy World

By Lindsay Seventko, Communications Intern “Deviation from nature is deviation from happiness.”—Samuel Johnson As we rush through our ever increasingly busy lives, we wait for the rare weekend that we can spend time reconnecting with nature and ourselves. For some, these opportunities come only once or twice a year, but time spent in nature is […]

5 Must-See Locations in National Forests

By Lindsay Seventko, Communications Intern National Forests are often synonymous with a long walk in the woods under canopied skies, but here’s a collection of five must see locations in our forests that offer much more than their thick trees or dense foliage alone. From a cliff-top lookout to a giant glacier waterfall and herds […]

Forest Digest — Week of July 4, 2016

Find out the latest in forest news in this week’s Forest Digest! Biggest ever die-off of ocean forests triggered by warming seas — New Scientist Recent discoveries have revealed that more than 100 kilometers of ocean forests along the southern coast of Western Australia have been completely destroyed by rising sea temperatures, and the loss […]

Tips to Establishing a Forest-Friendly Garden

By Lindsay Seventko, Communications Intern Many forest lovers also enjoy nurturing a summer garden, but the two interests often remain distinctly separate. Establishing a sizeable garden typically requires large open areas, which sometimes means clearing the backyard trees to make room. If you’ve been wanting to start or expand your garden without cutting down any […]

5 National Forest Road Trips to Add to Your Bucket List

By Lindsay Seventko, Communications Intern Pack the car and make a new playlist for these five breathtaking drives through National Forests. With drastically diverse scenery from cacti and petroglyphs to Robert Frost’s mountainous muse, you’ll want to see more of these National Forests than you could by foot or by paddle. Get ready to explore […]

Forest Digest — Week of June 27, 2016

Find out the latest in forest news in this week’s Forest Digest! ‘Rule-breaker’ forests in Andes, Amazon revealed by remote spectral sensing — Science Daily Findings from recent studies may provide insight into how tropical forests will respond to climate change due to new understanding of how forests in the Amazon and Andes are put […]