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What Role Do Forests Play in the Campaign Issues of Leading Presidential Candidates?

  • lake

February 3rd, 2016|Tags: , , |0 Comments

What will happen to our forests if the presidential front runners are elected? Here’s a snapshot of the the political landscape surrounding forest conservation in light of the recent 2016 Iowa Caucus.
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Why I’m Here: Shaping the Connection between Policy and Forests

  • Mount Monadnock

February 2nd, 2016|Tags: , |0 Comments

Meet Keelin, the new policy intern with a love for forest advocacy that dates back to a childhood of outdoor adventures. After studying environmental issues and climate change, Keelin chose to join American Forests in order to defend the importance of forests and work to protect and restore them.
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Forest Digest – Week of January 25, 2016

  • George Washington National Forest

January 29th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

In a win for eastern U.S. forests, a plan for an Atlantic Coast Pipeline was rejected this week. Also in this edition of Forest Digest, scientists may have figured out how to revive America’s chestnut trees, Tasmanian thousand year-old trees are burning and the world looks to the fossil fuel industry for large-scale forest restoration.
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2016 Marks National Park Service Centennial

  • Yosemite
In celebration of a hundred years of National Park Service preservation, read about the rich history and exciting current programs that the park service has to offer, as well as their current challenges. Here’s to another century of National Park preservation!
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Why I’m Here: The Necessity of Policy for Environmental Protection and Conservation

  • Andy Logan

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

Meet our new policy intern, Andy Logan, who comes to American Forests with a passion for environmental advocacy. Read about the experiences that first connected him to forests inspired him to pursue a career in conservation.
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