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Forest Digest: Week of September 11, 2017

This week in forest news, the U.S. and Costa Rica have provided $1 million in an innovative debt-for-nature conservation program, more than 1,000 acres are being added to the Cherokee National Forest, a tiny monkey inspires a Columbian forest, and wildfires draw the angst and ire of professionals nationwide.Read More

Why I Am Here: A Life-Long Passion

September 11th, 2017|Tags: |0 Comments

Our new Policy Intern, Alex Toglia, shares why he is inspired to fight for the environment.Read More

Forest Digest: Week of September 4, 2017

September 10th, 2017|Tags: , , |0 Comments

This week forensic scientists are making breakthroughs in capturing tree thieves, a new study links forests to dietary diversity, a new (large!) tree is discovered in South America, conservationists begin to include parasites in their efforts, and the UK rallies around their urban forests. Read More

Tick Checking 101: Steps to Take For Every Hike

September 8th, 2017|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

By Dylan Stuntz, American Forests With Lyme-disease-carrying ticks an ever-growing concern, and disease-carrying ticks found in all 48

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Can trees grow on money—and save the planet?

Are you interested in how carbon markets use forests in order to achieve environmental goals? Our VP of Programs, Jad Daley, is here to explain this wildly interesting process — and weighs in on whether it worksRead More
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