Author Archive: American Forests

What Role Do Forests Play in the Campaign Issues of Leading Presidential Candidates?

By Keelin Arseneault, Policy Intern Following the recent Iowa Caucus and with the presidential election drawing nearer, staying updated on the candidates’ viewpoints is essential to being well informed. At American Forests, we work to emphasize the significance of forests and their role in the health of the planet. Here, we examine some of the […]

Why I’m Here: Shaping the Connection between Policy and Forests

By Keelin Arseneault, Policy Intern Even though it’s the coldest time of year and the trees around us aren’t looking full and green, I am still excited to begin working at American Forests as a spring policy intern in 2016. I moved from New England to Washington, D.C. for the semester, and one might wonder […]

Forest Digest – Week of January 25, 2016

Find out the latest in forestry news in this week’s Forest Digest! Forest Service Rejects Destructive Path for ‘Atlantic Coast Pipeline’ — Huffington Post Green In a recent win for national forests on the east coast, the U.S. Forest Service rejected a proposed plan for an “Atlantic Coast Pipeline” intended to transport natural gas from […]

2016 Marks National Park Service Centennial

By Etienne Laffargue, Policy Intern Over the last century, the National Park Service (NPS) has played an essential role in forest preservation and outdoor recreation in the United States. Lately, it has been reaching out to the public through a variety of ways, but as it moves into its second century, the Service still faces […]

Why I’m Here: The Necessity of Policy for Environmental Protection and Conservation

By Andy Logan, Policy Intern It is safe to say that my surroundings have had the greatest impact on my interests and how I ended up working as a policy intern at American Forests. I was born and raised in the mountains of western North Carolina, and this is where I call home. Living in […]

Forest Digest – Week of January 18, 2016

Find out the latest in forestry news in this week’s Forest Digest! Five reasons to be optimistic about the future of forests — World Economic Forum 2015 marked a strong year for forests with the outcome of the climate summit in Paris. This recent article details a list of reasons for the continued success of […]

American Forests Named Official Green Partner of 22nd Annual SAG Awards

By Lea Sloan, Vice President of Communications This morning, the stars literally aligned for American Forests, thanks to the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards. A little more than a week before the 22nd annual presentation of the SAG Awards and live television broadcast (Jan. 30 at 8 p.m. ET on TBS and TNT), American Forests was […]

American Forests Partners with Verizon, NFL to Make Super Bowl 50 “Green”

By Austa Somvichian-Clausen, Communications Intern American Forests is excited to announce a partnership with the National Football League (NFL), the Super Bowl 50 Host Committee and Verizon to plant trees on behalf of Super Bowl 50. Our partnership goes beyond February 7th’s big game as we work in 2016 to plant 28,500 trees as part […]

Forest Digest – Week of January 11, 2016

Find out the latest in forestry news in this week’s Forest Digest! Trees: Helping Cities Solve Climate Change — Huffington Post An often overlooked aspect of controlling carbon? Urban Forests. Read about the benefits of having more trees in our cities in efforts to fight climate change. Vines Are the Hipsters of Tropical Forests–Fast Increasing […]

Restoring the Longleaf Pine on Tyndall Air Force Base

By Sydney Mucha, Communications Intern Now that the weather is getting colder and colder in so many parts of the country, many of us have fantasized of moving to Florida. Well, many tree and animal species are lucky enough to call the sunshine state home. And, thanks to American Forests’ partnership with the Longleaf Alliance […]