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The Official Blog of American Forests


5 Must-See Locations in National Forests

  • Round Island Lighthouse

July 12th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

From glacial waterfalls to remote clifftop lookouts and herds of bighorn sheep, here are some of the most breathtaking locations in national forests, offering much more to explore than a walk in the woods alone.Read More

Forest Digest — Week of July 4, 2016

  • Foggy forest

July 8th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

Get up to date with the latest in forest news. This week, Forest Digest highlights some alarming news about ocean forest die off and critically endangered wildlife, but also offers some hope about understanding forest fires and carbon sequestration. Read More

Tips to Establishing a Forest-Friendly Garden

  • Backyard garden

July 7th, 2016|Tags: , |0 Comments

Unify a love for forests and for outdoor gardening by learning to plant under the shade of tree cover. This getting started guide will help you begin planting a garden in your forested backyard.Read More

5 National Forest Road Trips to Add to Your Bucket List

  • Hat Creek Road, Crooked Creek Pass

July 5th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

Pack the car and make a new playlist! Whether you're looking for a not-so-short, scenic detour or a more off-roading style adventure, we've identified five roadtrip ideas, taking you through gorgeous National Forests, that you won't want to miss!
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Forest Digest — Week of June 27, 2016

  • Zhangjiajie National Forest

July 1st, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

From rule-breaker forests that change how we understand the effects of climate change on tropical forests to incredible new technology that’s fighting deforestation, this week’s Forest Digest is filled with fascinating new research and information. Check out the articles and be sure to view the slideshow of stunning fairy tale forests.
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