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The Official Blog of American Forests


5 of America’s Winter Wonderlands

  • Mt. Ranier

December 21st, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

While some may want to curl up in the warmth of your home during the winter months, you may be missing some of our forests' most breathtaking seasonal displays. Take a look at five of the most beautiful winter wonderlands across the United States to visit during the winter months and learn what they have to offer — besides gorgeous views.Read More

Home for the Holidays: The Grizzy Bear and Its Whitebark Pine Home

  • Grizzly Bear
Is there a more iconic animal of the West Coast than the grizzly bear? Once the dominant predator of the Sierra Nevada and Rocky Mountains, now only 1,500 grizzlies remain in the lower 48 states. Their natural habitat is under attack from pine beetles and blister rust. Our Home for the Holidays initiative is helping restore their habitat.Read More

Forest Digest — Week of December 12, 2016

  • Wildfire

December 16th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

In this week's Forest Digest, learn how our warming climate is raising tree lines, discover how landscapers are using trees in cities to block noise, understand how rampant building is fragmenting habitat for wildlife and read why one researcher believes there will be more wildfires devastating our Eastern forests.Read More

There’s a Reason the Grinch Is Green

  • Christmas tree

December 15th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

There’s a reason the Grinch is green: he is worried about the environment! With the holiday season comes a number of eco-conscious questions: A real tree or an artificial one? A paper card or an e-card? Check out some of the many environmental aspects to think about this holiday season.Read More

The Return of America’s Reindeer

  • Caribou

December 14th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

Did you know that reindeer exist among us? Well, they used to. Now, only a few are left. Despite the fraction of a population that remains, learn how Native American tribes and conservation organizations are now battling for their return. Read More
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