Loose Leaf

The Official Blog of American Forests


Meet Our New Manager of Individual Giving

  • Ellie Parrish

February 9th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

From a background of studying how built environments effect natural environments, Ellie Parrish brings a passion for conservation and a love for trees to the position of Manager of Individual Giving. Find out what she feels are the most significant threats facing forests today and why she loves southern magnolias.
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Forest Digest – Week of February 1, 2016

  • burned forest

February 5th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

Stealing the headlines this week is a fascinating study on how replanted forests can absorb more carbon than the original forests. Also in this week's Forest Digest are concerns over one of the oldest forests on earth being ravaged by wildfire, and a study on how forest mismanagement in Europe may actually contribute to climate change.
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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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