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

  • The Rio Grande River
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

Between a Wall and Endangerment: The Ecological Effects of a U.S.-Mexico Border Wall

  • Ocelot

January 31st, 2017|Tags: , |0 Comments

The current subject of much heated debate, a U.S.-Mexico border wall will affect more than just frequently discussed topics, like human rights, border security and immigration; it will have an immense impact on wildlife habitat in the region, including for the endangered ocelot of the Lower Rio Grande Valley, where American Forests has been working for years to restore its habitat.Read More

Forest Digest — Week of January 23, 2017

January 27th, 2017|Tags: |0 Comments

In this week's Forest Digest, explore colorful, new maps of the Andean and Amazonian forests, learn about forest fires in Chile that have destroyed more than 300,000 acres of forest, read about San Diego’s new urban forestry plan and discover a new study on forests that provides crucial information for future climate modeling. Read More

State Champion Residing in the Alaskan Wilderness

  • Harris Air float plane

January 26th, 2017|Tags: |0 Comments

Garnering a total of 646.5 total points, 100 points higher than the previous record, a new champion Sitka spruce has been crowned. Read the story behind the quest, measurement and crowning of this new champion!Read More
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