Author Archive: American Forests


New COP21 Climate Agreement Provides Progress, Values Role of Forests

By Etienne Laffargue, Policy Intern “This is truly a historic moment,” said ban-Ki-moon regarding last Saturday, when negotiators of 195 nations agreed to a deal aiming to keep average temperature increases “well below 2 degrees Celsius,” in an effort to avoid catastrophic consequences of climate change. The Secretary General of the United Nations applauded the […]

Forest Digest – Week of December 7, 2015

Find out the latest in forestry news in this week’s Forest Digest! Delegates at Climate Talks Focus on Saving the World’s Forests — New York Times As the 21st Conference of the Parties to the U.N. climate convention (COP 21) comes to a close today in Paris, learn about the emphasis placed on forests during the talks […]

COP21: Where Forests Fit in at the Paris Climate Talks

By Andrew Bell, Policy Intern Before the sun even had its chance to rise on Monday morning, November 30, 2015, speculative chatter of what was to come at the 21st Conference of the Parties to the U.N. climate convention (COP 21) had escalated to a roar. Reports of the Bill Gates-spearheaded billionaire climate club surfaced […]

Wildfires Extend Beyond the Wild in Bastrop, Tex.

By Amelia Loeb, Communications Intern Wildfires scorch more than just wild vegetation. They extend beyond the forest, where one might go hiking over the weekend, and impact the lives of thousands of people. Climate change and severe weather patterns create conditions favorable for wildfires of increased severity. These fires spread more easily and burn at […]

Forest Digest – Week of November 30, 2015

Find out the latest in forestry news in this week’s Forest Digest! Forests in spotlight at Paris climate talks — Nature. com With the climate talks taking place in Paris this week and next, forests are a particularly hot topic, both in terms of their importance to fighting climate change as well as the growing […]

5 Tips for the Perfect Christmas Tree

By Austa Somvichian-Clausen, Marketing and Communications Intern Here are some quick and easy tips to make sure you pick the best tree and keep it fresh all holiday season long! Trust your source When picking the perfect Christmas tree, make sure you go somewhere that you trust that provides top-quality trees. This year, American Forests is […]

Forest Digest – Week of November 23, 2015

Find out the latest in forestry news in this week’s Forest Digest! How a Forest Responds to the Threatening Heat of 2100 — Scientific American The U.S. Forest Service’s experiment in Puerto Rico tests how tropical rainforests will respond to rising temperatures. It’s one of the first experiments to model a realistic global climate system. It’s […]

American Forests and Alcoa Foundation: Year Five of a Globally-Driven Collaboration

By Andrew Bell, Policy Intern In the final installment of this five-part glance at the Partnership for Trees, we’ll briefly look at a handful of 2015’s ongoing projects sponsored by this storied collaboration. But, perhaps most importantly, there is a distinction to be made; this may be the last piece of our celebratory storytelling, but […]

Forest Digest – Week of November 16, 2015

Find out the latest in forestry news in this week’s Forest Digest! 360 Million Years Ago, The Earth Was On Fire — Forbes Based on recently published research, this article looks at the history of, and relationship between, forests and fire. Ancient Fossil Forests Discovered in the Arctic — Discovery News Recent studies in the […]

Forest Digest – Week of November 9, 2015

Find out the latest in forestry news in this week’s Forest Digest! Blazing our way to Apocalyse: The Unexamined Source of Our Climate Catastrophe— EnvironmentGuru.com An examination of the U.S. pellet industry and its unacknowledged, but massive, impact on climate change. Poor Countries Do More When It Comes to Saving Forests — Scientific American In […]