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New EO on the Antiquities Act Could Spell Disaster for Forests

May 15th, 2017|Tags: |0 Comments

For more than a hundred years, Americans have enjoyed and connected to the beauty of our country in federally protected public lands and national parks. However, a new executive order puts the health and security of 24 national monuments at risk, with the Trump administration claiming its goal is to return public lands to “the people.” Could there be more to the story?Read More

Forest Digest — Week of May 8, 2017

May 12th, 2017|Tags: |1 Comment

From new data-collecting Google Earth plugins to biodegradable burial pods, technology is truly changing our natural world. This week’s Forest Digest reveals a sneaky deforestation culprit, uncovers a major indicator of climate change in Alaska, and dives into the puzzling “tree plague” in Southern California. Who (or what) is responsible for all this? Read to find out!Read More

Book Review: “The Songs of Trees” by David G. Haskell

May 11th, 2017|0 Comments

American Forests' Lindsey Miller-Voss and Doyle Irvin review and discuss David G. Haskell's newest book, "The Songs of Trees," and get a sneak peak at the book with an excerpt. Read More

Real-life Inspirations for Fictional Places

May 10th, 2017|Tags: |0 Comments

Ever wonder where Steven King gets his ideas? Have you day-dreamed about riding a train to a magical boarding school? Check out these real-life inspirations for your favorite fictional places!Read More

The Original Ent: How J.R.R. Tolkien Became an Environmentalist

May 9th, 2017|0 Comments

Interested in how J.R.R. Tolkien became a world-famous environmentalist? Read the history behind The Lord of the Rings on Loose Leaf.Read More
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