Author Archive: American Forests


A Long-Term Investment: Restoring the Longleaf Pine Forests of the Southeastern U.S.

By Eric Sprague, Director of Forest Conservation As we stepped out of Lamar Colomander’s truck, we were met with one of North America’s finest birdsongs — Bachman’s sparrow — and the fragrant ‘piney woods’ smell of the surrounding longleaf pine forest. The mature longleaf pine canopy was patchy and allowed plenty of light to hit […]

Forest Digest – Week of May 30, 2016

Find out the latest in forest news in this week’s Forest Digest! Warming Could Boost Carbon Storage in Alaska Forests — Climate Central New research released by the U.S. Geological Survey reveals the potential for Alaska’s temperate forests to increase carbon storage in the wake of climate change. China’s eco-civilization plan calls for 23% forest […]

Why I’m here: My Ongoing Green Journey

By Salsabil Chebli, Policy Intern The day that had been anticipated for an entire year — May 31, 2016 — I finally began my long overdue internship at American Forests. American Forests was brought to my attention by a dear friend, Sofia Maia Goldstein, who interned here and had the most admirable experience. She told […]

Forest Digest – Week of May 23, 2016

Find out the latest in forest news in this week’s Forest Digest! The Climate Benefits of Healthy Forests — YaleClimateConnections.org While forests provide many benefits to our climate when healthy, they are currently being threatened by disease and infestation due to climate change. How tree-mendous! The $100,000 cell towers of America concealed to blend in […]

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 […]