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The Official Blog of American Forests


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

Forest Migration in the Face of Climate Change

February 28th, 2017|Tags: |0 Comments

Forests have been migrating and evolving throughout planet earth’s history. But with the looming threat of climate change, are forests being forced to migrate at too fast a rate? Learn what kind of dilemmas forest managers are facing as a result as we take a look at three iconic National Parks.Read More

Forest Digest — Week of February 20th, 2017

February 24th, 2017|Tags: |0 Comments

In this week's Forest Digest, discover new data that reveals more about the degradation of U.S. forests, read about a study that examines fire-resistant traits in trees, learn how droughts are putting forests around the globe in danger and explore a new bill that asks Maryland developers to plant an acre of forest for each one they clear. Read More

And the Award Goes to…Movies that Showcase Nature

  • Drive-in movie

February 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

With the 89th Academy Awards coming up on Sunday, February 26, we wanted to take a look at some award-winning films that do a phenomenal job of showcasing the beauty and power of nature. So, with a nod to this year’s Oscars, here are our Top 10 movies known for their portrayal of the great outdoors. Read More

The Congressional Review Act & Its Current Impact on Our Environment

  • Stream

February 22nd, 2017|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Congressional Review Act (CRA) has been in the news lately as Congress is turning back rulings made in the last six months of the Obama Administration. Learn what is the CRA is, how is it impacting our environment and what we can do to stop it.Read More
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