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Restoring the Patoka River

May 17th, 2017|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge is an important habitat for many endangered species, from migratory birds to marbled salamanders. Together with the Alcoa Foundation and the Friends of the Refuge, we are restoring this habitat to its natural splendor.Read More

Why I’m Here: A Contract With Nature

May 16th, 2017|Tags: |1 Comment

For Allie, our newest communications intern, what began as childhood curiosity has now blossomed into a full-blown love and respect for the environment. From the Grand Canyon to the Badlands of South Dakota, learn what brought her to American Forests and what she’s bringing to the team.Read More

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
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