Author Archive: American Forests

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 — 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 […]

Meet Our New Director of Forest Conservation

Eric Sprague recently came to American Forests as our new director of forest conservation. Before joining American Forests, Eric directed the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay’s efforts to restore forest ecosystems and has also worked with the Pinchot Institute for Conservation, The Conservation Fund and the U.S. EPA’s smart growth program. We’re excited for the depth […]

Forest Digest – Week of April 25, 2016

Find out the latest in forestry news in this week’s Forest Digest! This week, each article corresponds to the element of water as part of our Earth Month campaign and why #WeNeedForests. 20 random reasons to really love trees — In honor of national Arbor Day, here’s a list of reasons trees are so […]

American Forests & the Alcoa Foundation Partner in 2016 to Plant 470,000 Trees

Last year marked the fifth year of our partnership with the Alcoa Foundation, working towards their goal of planting 10 million trees by 2020. Together, we’ve planted more than 1.14 million trees in that time, and the equivalent of 250,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide have been absorbed by these plantings annually. These projects have […]

7 Must-Visit Waterfalls across the U.S.

By Shandra Furtado, Communications Intern Forests and water share an important relationship, but the combination of these two natural beauties sure makes a site to behold! So, for all you hikers and outdoor lovers, here is a list of some of our favorite waterfalls found in National Parks and Forests throughout the United States. Bird Woman […]

The Important Relationship between Forests and Water

By Austa Somvichian-Clausen, Communications Intern There are few resources, if any, more vital to life than water. Whether it be drinking water, or water in our homes for bathing and cleaning dishes, not one day goes by that we don’t need and use water. The average American uses an estimated 80-100 gallons of water per day. […]