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Experience Autumn in the Rockies: Fly Fishing for the Colorado Grand Slam

By Austa Somvichian-Clausen, Communications Intern Our final day on our fall adventure in Rocky Mountain National Park is our fly fishing day! After a homemade breakfast at the Lodge of the Stanley Hotel, we’ll head into the park for a guided fly fishing tour suitable for all levels of fishing expertise, from beginners to experts. […]

An Adventurer’s Connection to Nature: Q&A with Eddie Bauer Guide Ben Ditto

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 Ben Ditto. Ditto is an avid climber and has climbed all over the world, including in the […]

Forest Digest – Week of May 16, 2016

Find out the latest in forestry news in this week’s Forest Digest! Why these old-growth forests shouldn’t be on the chopping block — Mother Nature Network Take a journey to some of the last remaining old-growth forests throughout the world, and learn what is at stake for these important biomes. App Helps Crews Protect NW […]

Experience Autumn in the Rockies: Behold the Quaking Aspen

By Austa Somvichian-Clausen, Communications Intern While we’re anxiously awaiting our travels to Rocky Mountain National Park this September, let’s learn a bit about the star of the Rockies’ autumnal show — the quaking aspen. The quaking aspen is the most widely distributed tree in North America and can be identified by their smooth, white bark […]

Meet Our New Director of Corporate Giving

Lindsey Huerter recently came to American Forests as our new director of corporate giving. We’re excited for the experience, enthusiasm and new ideas she’s bringing to the position and the organization — and we think you should be excited, too! From why she’s looking forward to helping further the American Forests’ mission to the story behind her […]

Forest Digest – Week of May 9, 2016

Find out the latest in forestry news in this week’s Forest Digest! Climate Change Means More Wildfires In Earth’s Boreal Forests — Headlines & Global News Recent research from scientists at the University of Montana proposes that wildfires, similar to the one currently ravaging through Canada, will continue to impact boreal forests in the wake […]

Experience Autumn in the Rockies: Getting to Know the Majestic Elk

By Shandra Furtado, Communications Intern Hundreds of years ago, an estimated 10 million Elk roamed North America. Today, with only a fraction of that population confined to their now limited habitat, the elk signifies the wildest places in the country. Traveling to these places gives a glimpse into the past, giving an idea of how the […]

5 of the Most Famous Trees around the World

This post brought to you by the tree experts at Clauser Tree Care. Trees are best known for providing us with oxygen, but they’re also beautiful living organisms that can live for thousands of years. You may be familiar with the ones planted in your neighborhood and never think much of them, but there are […]

Forest Digest – Week of May 2, 2016

Find out the latest in forestry news in this week’s Forest Digest! Why forests will make or break the climate fight — Eco-business.com Forests’ role in carbon sequestration, paired with their economic value for which they are being cleared, will have a big impact on our ability to mitigate climate change. Wildlife Loss In Tropical […]

Experience Autumn in the Rockies: Join Us for an Exclusive Adventure

By Austa Somvichian-Clausen, Communications Intern Join American Forests this September 18-25, as we take a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Colorado’s breathtaking Rocky Mountain National Park. We’ll have six days and five nights to spend in Estes Park — the entrance community to Rocky Mountain National Park. There, we’ll have the chance to unwind and reconnect with […]