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The Official Blog of American Forests


Winter Snow, Your Water and Trees: It’s More Complicated Than You Think

  • Snowpack. Credit: Chuck Fazio.

January 4th, 2017|Tags: , , |0 Comments

What do you need to know about snow? The relationship between forests and snowpack is intriguing and vital to our ecosystem. Understand what current studies are saying regarding forest management, watershed practices and the impact on wildlife.Read More

Home for the Holidays Initiative a Major Success

  • Winter Scene
With our Home for the Holidays initiative wrapped up, we are proud to say that it was a phenomenal success! Individual donations from people, like you, greatly exceeded our goals.Read More

Last Chance to Give to Home for the Holidays!

  • Home for the Holidays

December 29th, 2016|Tags: , |0 Comments

With only a few days remaining before the end of the year and our Home for the Holidays initiative, discover how Home for the Holidays has been working working raise awareness for the protection and restoration of the habitats of five wildlife species and learn how you can still help before it's too late!Read More

Creating Urban Forests in the Deserts of the Southwestern U.S.

  • Tempe, Ariz

December 28th, 2016|Tags: , |0 Comments

When most people think of forests, the American Southwest isn't necessarily the first region of the country that comes to mind. Discover the importance of urban forests for desert cities in the southwest and learn how we are working to mitigate the urban heat island effect with more trees and greenspaces in these cities.Read More

Home for the Holidays: The Pacific Salmon and Rivers across the Northwest

  • Salmon

December 27th, 2016|Tags: , |0 Comments

As rivers were dammed and their banks deforested, the natural habitat of Pacific salmon has shrunk. They are now considered extinct in 40 percent of their original nesting grounds. Now, they aren’t supplying critical nutrients to the remaining vegetation bordering the rivers. Our Home for the Holidays initiative pushes to protect this critical wildlife.Read More
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