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The Official Blog of American Forests


Joining Forces to Double Longleaf Pine Forests by 2024

  • Endangered Gopher Tortoise eats grass on the Atlantic coast of F
Historically, longleaf pine forests extended across 90 million acres in the Southeastern U.S., but today, less than 3 percent remain. Learn what we’re doing to fight damaging fire-suppression policies and restore wildlife habitats in this region.Read More

What Earth Day Means to Us

April 21st, 2017|Tags: |0 Comments

From our president & CEO to our spring interns, learn more about what our staff thinks about Earth Day and the memories they have of this day of celebration and action.Read More

Forest Digest — Week of April 17, 2017

April 21st, 2017|Tags: |0 Comments

In this week's Forest Digest, look over studies surveying deforestation over the past few decades, read about a new art installation in Denver, learn what California Democrats are doing to preserve the Environmental Species Act, discover new data about prescribed fires and explore research that predicts the future of Southern California’s trees. Read More

Our Action Center Will Help Your Voice Be Heard

Theodore Roosevelt lived his life by the mantra, “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” With his words in mind, the American Forests Action Center is where you’ll find what you can do in response to what’s going on in government.Read More

Among red spruce in the Central Appalachians

  • Northern Flying Squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus)
There are currently more than one million acres of abandoned mine land in the Central Appalachians where, without restoration, trees can’t grow. Discover what we’re doing to replenish the forests in this area.Read More
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