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Home for the Holidays: The Gopher Tortoise and Longleaf Pines

  • Gopher Tortoise
One of the iconic species of the longleaf pine forests, the gopher tortoise has lost 95 percent of its native habitat to human encroachment. This keystone species supports more than 360 other animals in its habitat. American Forests’ Home for the Holidays initiative continues our tradition of protecting this vital wildlife.Read More

Forest Digest — Week of November 28, 2016

  • New York City

December 2nd, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

In this week's Forest Digest, learn about the devastating loss of trees in California this year, understand how that loss is impacting the giant sequoias, discover the impact trees have on fish's health and find out how New York is helping people care about their urban forests.Read More

Appalachian Red Spruce under Arrest

  • 2-year-old red spruce sapling

December 1st, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

Forests are incredibly dynamic places. But, with shifts and disturbances over time, sometimes they need our help. American Forests is working in Central Appalachia to restore red spruce habitat in an important ecosystem in the Eastern U.S.Read More

The Heaviest Organism on the Planet

November 30th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

Pando, an 80,000-year-old clonal colony forest, is thought to be the heaviest organism on the planet — and it's spectacular. However, our changing climate is bringing with it new threats to this unique treasure. Discover the history behind Pando and learn about its shaky future.Read More

Home for the Holidays: The Kirtland’s Warbler and Its Jack Pine Home

November 29th, 2016|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Kirtland’s warbler nearly became extinct until they caught the eyes of conservationists in the ‘70s and ‘80s. Reforestation efforts have helped them begin to bounce back, but there is still a long way to go. Learn how we’re reinforcing their protection with our Home for the Holidays campaign.Read More
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