Author Archive: Loose Leaf Team


Forest Digest — Week of May 4, 2015

The first week of May has been an eventful — and troublesome — one in the world of forests. Take a look in this edition of Forest Digest. Drought kills 12 million trees in California’s national forests — The Los Angeles Times Last month, researchers the U.S. Forest Service conducted an aerial survey of more […]

Environmental education grows future leaders in sustainability

Erin Sandlin, Policy Intern Schools across the nation are “going green” by implementing carbon footprint reducing techniques such as incorporating solar power and instituting recycling and composting efforts. But do these actions really contribute to the greening of a school? What constitutes sustainable development? Dr. Jean Kelso Sandlin, a professor at California Lutheran University and […]

Celebrating 25 years of Cooperative Forestry

Deanne Buckman, Policy Intern There’s an old saying that it takes a village to raise a child. On April 29, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT); Robert Bonnie, Under Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture; and Tom Tidwell, Chief of the U.S. Forest Service gathered at a reception sponsored by American Forests, the Sustainable Urban Forest […]

Forest Digest — Week of April 20, 2015

Happy Arbor Day everyone! Celebrate trees today with the latest Forest Digest! In Northwest, A Push To Protect Forest As Geothermal Projects Near — NPR The Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest in Washington state will open more than 80,000 acres of land for geothermal power development. Up to 20,000 homes could be powered by just one […]

Plant trees this Earth Day!

Kicking off the National Parks Centennial

By Erin Sandlin, Policy Intern Growing up in Oregon and California, I was subject to the forces of nature (whether I liked it or not). As a child, I rode my bike through blackberry bushes that scraped my skin, I surfed waves that tumbled me like a load of laundry, I saw forest fires that […]

A look at our partnership with the Alcoa Foundation

By Sydney Mucha, Communications Intern As part as Alcoa Foundation’s Partnership for Trees Program, Alcoa is committed to plant 10 million trees by 2020, a portion of which they’ll plant with American Forests. More than 900,000 trees have been planted so far and the equivalent of 250,000 metric tons of CO2 have been absorbed by […]

Planting made easy this Earth Day

Throughout the year, American Forests is happy to feature some of our amazing partners who contribute to our reforestation efforts through great campaigns of their own. Eddie Bauer — To celebrate a 20-year partnership, from today until Earth Day — April 22 — Eddie Bauer is making its “Add a Dollar, Plant a Tree” option […]

Forest Digest — Week of April 13, 2015

Now that spring has sprung, go outside and enjoy the nice weather! But be sure to read the latest Forest Digest first! Alaska yellow cedar closer to Endangered Species Act protection — Los Angeles Times The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced last week that the Alaska yellow cedar may soon be listed in the […]

Water Week helps illustrate how trees clean water

Deanne Buckman, Policy Intern This week is Water Week here in U.S. Water and wastewater professionals from communities across the country will come together to consider and advocate for national policies that advance clean and safe waters for a healthier environment. They will share perspectives, collaborate on solutions, meet with members of Congress and other […]