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Forest Digest — Week of July 25, 2016

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July 29th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

In this week’s forest-related news, find out how healthy forests in the Sierra Nevadas can help stave off California drought, how a ski resort in Montana is sustaining wildlife habitat, how palm oil production is threatening vulnerable forests and how Costa Rican farmers are pioneering sustainable forestry that coexists with agriculture.
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An Adventurer’s Connection to Nature: Q&A with Eddie Bauer Athlete Chris Korbulic

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Chris Korbulic has pushed himself to take risks outdoors since childhood. Find out how he refined a love of adrenaline into sustainable activities and a life-long pursuit of adventure, along with the impact he hopes his photography and blogging will have on the world.
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Offsetting Your Carbon Footprint from Electricity and Gas Consumption

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July 26th, 2016|Tags: , |0 Comments

Struggling to find a measurable way to offset your carbon footprint? Use these tips from our partner SFE Energy to pick a carbon offset program that’s right for you. Through this program, your daily electricity and gas consumption could be offset by planting trees through American Forests!
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Forest Digest — Week of July 18, 2016

July 22nd, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

From the challenges of feeding the world without destroying our forests to growing a forest in your own back yard, this week's Forest Digest has it all! Plus, find out why the U.S. is putting funds toward protecting its forests and how restoring habitat could help cougar populations rebound.Read More

How Much are Forests Worth?

July 21st, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

Forests are worth so much more than their timber price or recreational value. When all of the benefits are taken into account, how much are American forests actually economically worth? While a comprehensive number has not yet been fully researched, this post highlights some case studies of urban, state and national forest values.
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