August 28th, 2014 by

Summer is winding down, but our Forest Digest is still going strong.

Check out this week’s news in trees:

American Forests reforested a former mining site in southeast Ohio, marking the first project of its kind in our Global ReLeaf program.

American Forests reforested former mining site in southeast Ohio, marking the first project of its kind in our Global ReLeaf program.

  • “Judge blocks Montana from logging in grizzly territory”Reuters
    A federal judge ruled last week that a permit that opened up Montana’s Stillwater State Forest to timber harvests violated the Endangered Species Act. The area in question constituted nearl 37,000 acres that serve as habitat for protected grizzly bears.
  • “Program focuses on loss of young forests”Chillicothe Gazette
    Young forests in Ohio are in decline, which is impacting some of the state’s wildlife populations. The Ohio State University Extension is leading the program, which aims to raise awareness among woodland owners and forest enthusiasts.