Author Archive: American Forests


A Guide to Forest-Friendly Summer Vacationing

By Lindsay Seventko, Communications Intern Summer is here — the time to dive in sun-warmed water, to share strawberries piled high on shortcake and cream and to walk in the shade of a breathtaking forest. As you prepare for your summer getaway, keep in mind these tips on vacationing in a forest friendly way. Picking […]

Why I’m Here: Trading Prickly Pear for Red Pine

By Megan Feeney, Policy Intern Growing up in Ahwatukee, Ariz., opportunities to experience elements of forestry or urban greenspace were limited to the rushed car trips up the West Coast for swim meets and crashing my bike into a patch of prickly pear cacti at age seven. It wasn’t until entering my first year of […]

An Adventurer’s Connection to Nature: Q&A with Eddie Bauer Athlete KC Deane

We all have a different connection to nature. For those who have a love of outdoor adventure and spend much of their time in nature, that connection is imperative to who they are. This is the case for KC Deane. Deane is an accomplished skier and mountain biker who also happens to be great with […]

Forest Digest – Week of June 13, 2016

Find out the latest in forest news in this week’s Forest Digest! Even Indoor Kids Should Worry About California’s 30 Million Dead Trees — Wired.com Last year, the state of California lost nearly 30 million trees, and this changing landscape will impact residents in a variety of ways, including increased wildfires, potential mudslides, poor water […]

Discover 5 of America’s Old-Growth Forests

By Lindsay Seventko, Communications Intern There are still extraordinary places left on earth where old-growth trees have been climbing hundreds of feet to the sky for centuries, safely distanced from the watchful eye of development and industry. Here, rare wildlife flourishes, like it did in the breathtaking and doubt-inspiring accounts of Lewis and Clark’s first […]

Forest Digest – Week of June 6, 2016

Find out the latest in forest news in this week’s Forest Digest! A New Tool Reveals Where Tropical Forests Most Need Saving — TakePart.com A new map application could aid in saving forests before being burned for palm oil plantations by using satellite date to identify which palm oil mills are likely to drive forest […]

Capturing the Beauty of Trees in Our Cities

We know we need forests — they provide a myriad of benefits that we simply can’t live without. But, urban forests are equally important in many respects! The trees within our cities not only provide health and economic benefits to residents, but they simply making city living a bit more beautiful. Below is a collection […]

A Long-Term Investment: Restoring the Longleaf Pine Forests of the Southeastern U.S.

By Eric Sprague, Director of Forest Conservation As we stepped out of Lamar Colomander’s truck, we were met with one of North America’s finest birdsongs — Bachman’s sparrow — and the fragrant ‘piney woods’ smell of the surrounding longleaf pine forest. The mature longleaf pine canopy was patchy and allowed plenty of light to hit […]

Forest Digest – Week of May 30, 2016

Find out the latest in forest news in this week’s Forest Digest! Warming Could Boost Carbon Storage in Alaska Forests — Climate Central New research released by the U.S. Geological Survey reveals the potential for Alaska’s temperate forests to increase carbon storage in the wake of climate change. China’s eco-civilization plan calls for 23% forest […]

Why I’m here: My Ongoing Green Journey

By Salsabil Chebli, Policy Intern The day that had been anticipated for an entire year — May 31, 2016 — I finally began my long overdue internship at American Forests. American Forests was brought to my attention by a dear friend, Sofia Maia Goldstein, who interned here and had the most admirable experience. She told […]