Author Archive: Loose Leaf Team


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 […]

The acorn experiment

By Lea Sloan, Vice President of Communications When was the last time you really looked at an acorn? For me, before last fall, it had been a very long time. And when I did, I noticed that acorns really are tiny time capsules for what could become the biggest trees in a yard or park […]

Forest Digest — Week of April 6, 2015

Don’t let the rain get you down. Use the latest Forest Digest to perk right back up! How do you plant 1 billion trees a year? With drones, of course — treehugger BioCarbon Engineering, a UK company, has come up with a tech-savvy way of combating deforestation. The company uses drones to first map potential […]

Five years later, new report outlines successes and
challenges of CFLR program

Deanne Buckman, Policy Intern I think it is safe to say that, to some degree, all Americans utilize the invaluable resource that is the forest. Forests impact many aspects of life including filtering the water we drink, absorbing carbon emissions that would otherwise contribute to global warming, and providing space for a variety of other […]

Forest Digest — Week of March 30, 2015

Kick off the Holiday Weekend in style with the latest Forest Digest! Deforestation is messing with our weather and our food- — Phys.org Deforestation is often used to make way for agricultural fields, and while this is known to have an impact on global food production, researchers have found new evidence that this effect is […]

Home sweet home: sugar pine restoration in Tahoe

By Sydney Mucha, Communications Intern Tahoe National Forest is home to one of California’s most complex and diverse ecosystems. The forest encompasses snow-capped mountains, winding rivers and densely packed tree stands, enough to make anyone stand in awe of the area’s beauty. The forest is especially known for its massive stands of sugar pine, which […]

Forest Digest — Week of March 23, 2015

Nothing better than curling up with some reading on a rainy day. So why not read the latest Forest Digest today! The Fate of Trees: How Climate Change May Alter Forests — Rolling Stone According to Dr. Park Williams of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, southwest confers, such Douglas-fir, piñon pine and ponderosa pine, are […]

Forest Digest — Week of March 16, 2015

Happy first day of spring! Why not celebrate with the latest issue of Forest Digest! The Quiet Plan to Sell Off America’s National Forests — ThinkProgress This week, a proposal to seize and sell America’s national forests and public lands made its way into the U.S. House. This plan will suggest that public lands be […]

Getting kids learning in and about the environment

By Erin Sandlin, Policy Intern Nothing makes teachers feel better than when their students apply what they’ve learned in class to their lives outside of it. I experienced this during my time helping a teacher develop an environmentally focused curriculum. We were able to use our own backyard to show the complex environmental relationships that […]

Big Tree Madness returns for its third year

By Sydney Mucha, Communications Intern It’s that time of year again! Big Tree Madness is about to begin and in case you missed last year, are just tuning in or need a refresher, here is a rundown of all you need to know before the games begin. To make things more interesting this year, we […]