Author Archive: American Forests

Forest Digest – Week of September 28, 2015

Find out the latest in forestry news in this week’s Forest Digest! Could forests store more carbon as the climate warms? — A new study conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey was published on Monday revealing that public lands may potentially play a very valuable role in the nation’s effort to combat greenhouse gas […]

Riparian Restoration on the Upper Greenbrier River

By Sydney Mucha, Communications Intern West Virginia is known as the mountain state or the coal state to most people, but to me it is home. I was born and raised in a state filled with natural beauty that seemed to stretch as far as the eye could see and where trout streams ran on […]

Forest Digest – Week of September 21, 2015

Find out the latest in forestry news in this week’s Forest Digest! Why Partnerships for Forests are Critical to Achieving the SDGs — Huffington Post As a result of last year’s New York Declaration on Forests and focusing on the Sustainable Development Goals ahead, to improve forest practices and management it has become evident that a […]

American Forests & Alcoa Foundation: Year One of a Globally-Driven Collaboration

By Andrew Bell, Policy Intern This year marks the fifth year of a globally-successful partnership between American Forests and Alcoa Foundation, collectively known as the two organizations’ “Partnership for Trees.” Through this partnership, part of Alcoa’s “Ten Million Trees” by 2020 initiative, American Forests and Alcoa Foundation together have restored forests, cultivated green spaces and […]

Forest Digest – Week of September 14, 2015

Find out the latest in forestry news in this week’s Forest Digest! How tech workers are turning to the Japanese practice of ‘forest bathing’ to unplug — Washington Post Learn about the growing popularity of a movement called “forest bathing” and how it helps people disconnect from technology and connect with the earth. Forest-mapping instrument […]

Every Kid in a Park & Community ReLeaf: Serving America’s Children and Urban Forests

By Andrew Bell, Policy Intern This week, the Outdoor Alliance for Kids hosted a suite of activities centered on their “Every Kid in a Park” event held at Rock Creek Park in Washington, D.C. To pay homage to the Alliance’s devotion to youth and to celebrate their success, let’s take a look at the groundbreaking […]

Forest Digest – Week of September 7, 2015

Find out the latest in forestry news in this week’s Forest Digest! In the last 25 years, the world lost a forested area the size of South Africa — Washington Post New findings released in the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) 2015 Global Forest Resources Assessment revealed that 500,000 square miles of forested area has […]

American Forests Celebrates 140th Birthday!

Today, September 10, 2015, American Forests is celebrating 140 years of protecting and restoring forest ecosystems! While we are excited to commemorate this milestone as an organization, we know that the work we have done and will continue to do would not be possible without the support of so many of you. So, thank you! As we […]

2015 Trees Please Photo Contest Winners!

This summer, we held our first ever Trees Please photo contest, and it was a major success. Whether a simple, yet stunning landscape, a representation of the sheer size and scale of trees or a close look at trees’ powerful details, the photos each conveyed a different story. With so many gorgeous shots to choose […]

Forest Digest – Week of August 31, 2015

Find out the latest in forestry news in this week’s Forest Digest! Lots of Trees to Hug: Study Counts 3 Trillion Trees on Earth – New York Times A new study that was just released reveals that there are now more than three trillion trees growing on earth. While this is seven times more than […]