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Forest Digest – Week of May 30, 2016

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June 3rd, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

The latest in forest news includes potential for Alaska’s forests to increase carbon storage, highlights Canada’s struggle to prevent the demise of old-growth forests and presents a plan by China to increase forest cover to 23 percent of the entire country. Also, is the future of the nation’s forests resting in the hands of individual families?
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Why I’m here: My Ongoing Green Journey

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Meet our newest policy intern, Salsabil! Growing up in a rural section of Morocco, she grew to love exploring the great outdoors. After studying environmental policies and the benefits of urban forests, Salsabil is excited to join the American Forests team and advocate for forest-friendly policies.
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Forest Digest – Week of May 23, 2016

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May 27th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

Tired of seeing cell towers ruin a beautiful forest landscape? Find out how telecommunications companies are trying to fix that in this week’s Forest Digest. Also in this week’s news are restoration efforts to rejuvenate underwater forests, the climate threats to our forests and how illegal logging threatens all of Senegal’s southern forests.
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Experience Autumn in the Rockies: Fly Fishing for the Colorado Grand Slam

May 26th, 2016|Tags: , |0 Comments

Cast into clear mountain rivers on the American Forests trip to the Rockies, where four different species of trout abound. With all of the necessary supplies included, you won’t have to worry about a thing — except the fly fishing technique that will give you the best chance of catching the Colorado Grand Slam!
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An Adventurer’s Connection to Nature: Q&A with Eddie Bauer Guide Ben Ditto

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From the Himalayas to the Andes, Eddie Bauer Guide Ben Ditto has scaled some of the most impressive mountains on earth. In this Q&A, find out why he cares so deeply about preserving the peregrine falcon, how he got his start and how his adventures connect him to nature.
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