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The Official Blog of American Forests


Why I’m Here: Taking Responsibility for Our Planet

  • Doyle Irvin.

October 18th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

Sometimes, it takes your world being interrupted to realize a greater issue that we are all facing. That is exactly the case for our new communications and marketing volunteer, Doyle Irvin, and it's why he wants to develop a career communicating the need to protect our environment.Read More

Forest Digest — Week of October 10, 2016

  • Fall Foliage

October 14th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

In this week's Forest Digest, discover the importance of trees in cities, explore some of the world's most "haunted" forests, understand how climate change has impacted fire season within the U.S. and learn when fall foliage will peak in your area and across the country.Read More

Best Fall Foliage Views in the U.S.: South

October 13th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

Continuing our fall foliage journey across the U.S., we now head down to the Southeast — home to some simply stunning fall color. This guide will help you identify and explore some of the best spots for fall foliage viewing in the region, as well as activities to do and can't-miss spots to see!Read More

Ratification of the Paris Climate Agreement: What It Means and Why Millennials Should Care

October 12th, 2016|Tags: , |0 Comments

Climate change is a hot topic right now with the ratification of the Paris Climate Agreement occurring last week. But, what does that exactly mean, and how do people feel about it? Take a dive into the millennial generation to understand their views on climate change and what the Agreement means for their future.Read More

Hurricanes and Forests: Impacts over the Past Two Decades

October 11th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

Much of the southeastern United States is dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, but luckily the damage was not as extensive as once predicted. However, hurricanes can have devastating effects on forests — and they certainly have in many instances. Learn how specific hurricanes have damaged our forests over the past two decades, particularly for southeast. Read More
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