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Forest Digest — Week of June 12, 2017

Female elk are learning to evade hunters and the International Tree Climbing Championship is coming to Washington, D.C. Want to find out more? Read on!Read More

How a Single Tree Can Tell Us a Lot about Climate Change

How close is too close, when it comes to a tree? Dr. Lynda Mapes spent a year studying the same red oak in the Harvard Forest, and her hyperlocal focus allowed her to notice observable effects of climate change.Read More

Why I’m Here: Keeping Forests Legal

June 15th, 2017|Tags: |1 Comment

Our new policy intern Sarah Watson shares how a proposed highway through one of her favorite state parks woke her up to the need for protecting our environment with the full letter of the law.Read More

What’s Hot Right Now? 5 Ways to Get Involved in Climate Activism

June 14th, 2017|Tags: , |0 Comments

Environmental issues are a hot topic, and with these 5 easy steps, you’ll be able to understand the conversations going on and be able to have a say in them too. We want your voice to be heard, so here’s the first step: Read this guide!Read More

Why I’m Here: A Third Grader with a Plan

June 12th, 2017|1 Comment

Melanie Friedel, our new communications intern, has committed herself to conservation — learning more about and spreading the word on how critical we all are to the health of our forests and our planet. Discover how her childhood experiences led her to American Forests.Read More
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