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The Official Blog of American Forests


10 Nature-Inspired Date Ideas

  • Couple in Forest

February 8th, 2017|Tags: |0 Comments

Planning the perfect date for Valentine's Day can be tricky. But, we've got you covered! Check out our list of nature-inspired date ideas for a spark of inspiration. Whether it's going for a hike or gazing at a breathtaking night sky, these ideas are sure to set a romantic mood.Read More

Why I’m Here: Respecting Nature’s Ambiguity

  • Maverick Ryan

February 7th, 2017|Tags: |0 Comments

"Despite our hopes, dreams, desires or needs, nature has a funny way of ditching the individual’s sense of self-importance in favor of a more sophisticated cycle." Learn about the experiences that left this profound impression on our newest policy intern, Maverick, and that led him to pursue a career dedicating to protecting and restoring forests.Read More

Forest Digest — Week of January 30, 2017

  • Trees in bog

February 3rd, 2017|Tags: |0 Comments

In this week's Forest Digest, explore a new initiative that aims to preserve wetland forests in the South, discover the sleep benefits of spending time in nature, learn about science-related Supreme Court cases to watch out for this year and read about a new study that suggests forest-dwelling bird species are disappearing from South African forests. Read More

The Things We Take for Granted: Forest Restoration for Preserving Water Resources

  • The Rio Grande River

February 2nd, 2017|Tags: , |0 Comments

Water is a basic, but very essential, resource. But, what does that have to do with forest restoration? Learn how our restoration efforts in the Lower Rio Grande Valley region in Texas have helped to save an average of 66,000 gallons of water per acre per year.Read More

Why I’m Here: Preserving a Sense of Awe for Future Generations

  • Austin Bosworth

February 1st, 2017|Tags: |0 Comments

For some, fond and inspiring childhood memories help shape their interests and passions down the road. This is certainly the case for our new policy intern, Austin. Read about Austin's awe-inspiring childhood views of nature and why those memories made him want to pursue a career in conservation.Read More
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