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Forest Digest – Week of May 23, 2016

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May 27th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

Tired of seeing cell towers ruin a beautiful forest landscape? Find out how telecommunications companies are trying to fix that in this week’s Forest Digest. Also in this week’s news are restoration efforts to rejuvenate underwater forests, the climate threats to our forests and how illegal logging threatens all of Senegal’s southern forests.
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Experience Autumn in the Rockies: Fly Fishing for the Colorado Grand Slam

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

Cast into clear mountain rivers on the American Forests trip to the Rockies, where four different species of trout abound. With all of the necessary supplies included, you won’t have to worry about a thing — except the fly fishing technique that will give you the best chance of catching the Colorado Grand Slam!
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An Adventurer’s Connection to Nature: Q&A with Eddie Bauer Guide Ben Ditto

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From the Himalayas to the Andes, Eddie Bauer Guide Ben Ditto has scaled some of the most impressive mountains on earth. In this Q&A, find out why he cares so deeply about preserving the peregrine falcon, how he got his start and how his adventures connect him to nature.
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Forest Digest – Week of May 16, 2016

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May 20th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

Want to prevent wildfires? There’s an app for that! This week’s headlines also highlight the world’s remaining old-growth forests, explore the world of urban farming and analyze how Latin America’s restoration of tropical forests will mitigate the effects of climate change.
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Experience Autumn in the Rockies: Behold the Quaking Aspen

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May 19th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

Learn the legendary secrets of the quaking aspen, whose breathtaking beauty has inspired authors, poets and photographers. The trees’ unique asexuality results in massive clones, one of which spans 107 acres and weighs 6,615 tons.
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