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Wildlife Sleeping Techniques to Wait Out the Weather

January 26th, 2018|Tags: , |0 Comments

Many animals use sleep to escape extreme weather, especially during the cold winter months. Hibernation, torpor and estivation are sleeping techniques that wildlife use to conserve energy while avoiding the harsh weather conditions. Read More

Why I’m Here: Appreciating Forests in a New Way

January 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

New Policy Intern Megan grew up among the forests of the Adirondacks, which provided the backdrop for many memories of the outdoors. See why she's so passionate about improving access to nature for everyone.Read More

Forest Digest: January 21, 2018

Peru plans to preserve the biodiversity of the Amazon Rainforest in northern Loreto with the Yaguas National Park, forester Randy Rogillio discusses how sustainable harvesting for bioenergy is good for forests, and scientists discovered wildfires aren’t the reason California spotted owls are abandoning breeding territories. Find out more in this week’s Forest Digest!Read More

Why I’m Here: Telling the Forest’s Story

January 17th, 2018|0 Comments

Amplifying the stories of our forests and environment is one of the main goals of our new Editorial Intern, Leah. Learn more about her connection to the environment and why she became involved with American Forests.Read More

Forest Digest: January 14, 2018

January 14th, 2018|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The world of forestry is constantly changing. Check out this week’s Forest Digest for news on primeval forest cataloguing, limiting earthquake damage, ‘firehawk raptors’ and more!Read More
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