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The Official Blog of American Forests


The Robin Hoods of Other Forests

  • Juraj Janosik statue

March 8th, 2017|0 Comments

Robin Hood isn’t the only famous forest outlaw. Who else stole from the rich and gave to the poor, or who simply stole? Let's take a look at bandits of all shapes and sizes, from Louisiana to Slovakia, freedom fighters to wannabe insurrectionists. Read More

Old Photos Reveal New Changes

  • Athabaska-Glacier

March 7th, 2017|Tags: |0 Comments

From melting glaciers to the evolution of the Smokey Bear wildfire awareness movement, here are a few memories from the archives that illustrate just how dramatically our landscapes are changing and how far forest conservation has come.Read More

Forest Digest — Week of February 27th, 2017

March 3rd, 2017|Tags: |0 Comments

In this week's Forest Digest, explore unique trees around the globe, read about the benefits of spending time in nature, learn why diverse forests are so successful and explore all that Yosemite National Park has to offer.Read More

In Search of 141 Million Acres of Urban Forest

  • Tree-framed skyline

March 2nd, 2017|Tags: |0 Comments

136 million acres. This number has been a common reference in urban forestry for a number of years. But, that number is believed to be increasing, possibly reaching 141 million acres. So, let's take a look at what this potential 141 million acres comprises.Read More

A Forest a Day…

  • Walking in a forest

March 1st, 2017|Tags: |0 Comments

Humans have lived out in the natural environment for most of our long existence. Thus, the relatively recent switch (in the scheme of 5 million years!) to indoor living isn’t optimizing our bodies’ ability to thrive. Learn some of the ways in which, when you get out in a forest, you truly revitalize your mind and body.Read More
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