Author Archive: American Forests


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 […]

Meet Our New Manager of Forest Conservation

Justin Hynicka recently came to American Forests as our new manager of forest conservation. We’re excited for the experience, knowledge and new ideas he is bringing to the position and the organization — and we think you should be excited, too! From why he’s looking forward to helping further the American Forests’ mission to his favorite story […]

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 […]