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Escape to Alaska: Up Close & Personal with the Dall Sheep

  • Dall Sheep

February 18th, 2016|Tags: , , |0 Comments

While experiencing Denali this summer with American Forests, you’ll be up close and personal with the Dall sheep that roam the mountainsides. Get to know a bit about these unique animals, like why the sexes don’t interact except to mate and why the sheep are considered an indicator species by the National Park Service.
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How Trees React to Winter Extremes

February 16th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

What happens when trees get cold? Read about the dormancy cycle within forests, the physical changes that occur down to a cellular level and how in the extreme cold, trees exist in a state of suspended animation. The next time you’re in a forested winter wonderland, you’ll appreciate your winter coat all the more!
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Forest Digest – Week of February 8, 2016

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February 12th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

In honor of Valentine’s Day, watch this adorable love story starring trees. This week’s Forest Digest highlights the need to protect Florida’s champion trees and discusses the need for countries to start saying no to forest-damaging development projects.
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Escape to Alaska: Join Us in July for an Exclusive Adventure

  • Mt. Denali

February 11th, 2016|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Experience one of the most pristine places in the world this summer, on a trip to Denali National Park with American Forests. Stay right on nature’s doorstep at a remote lodge that still offers comfortable amenities, from which you will see some of the most extraordinary landscapes and rare wildlife in the country.
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Meet Our New Manager of Individual Giving

  • Ellie Parrish

February 9th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

From a background of studying how built environments effect natural environments, Ellie Parrish brings a passion for conservation and a love for trees to the position of Manager of Individual Giving. Find out what she feels are the most significant threats facing forests today and why she loves southern magnolias.
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