Category Archive: Blog

Forest Digest – Week of September 28, 2015

Find out the latest in forestry news in this week’s Forest Digest! Could forests store more carbon as the climate warms? — A new study conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey was published on Monday revealing that public lands may potentially play a very valuable role in the nation’s effort to combat greenhouse gas […]

Riparian Restoration on the Upper Greenbrier River

By Sydney Mucha, Communications Intern West Virginia is known as the mountain state or the coal state to most people, but to me it is home. I was born and raised in a state filled with natural beauty that seemed to stretch as far as the eye could see and where trout streams ran on […]

GR25: Planting Trees in Response to Disaster in 1996

Trees and forests emanate innumerable benefits for humans — they are nature’s simultaneous cleaning crew, carbon sinks and aesthetic enhancers. However, they can also be incredible healers, protectors and signs of both hope and remembrance when most needed. For American Forests’ Global ReLeaf program, 1996 marked an extremely successful year, with hundreds of thousands of […]

Forest Digest – Week of September 21, 2015

Find out the latest in forestry news in this week’s Forest Digest! Why Partnerships for Forests are Critical to Achieving the SDGs — Huffington Post As a result of last year’s New York Declaration on Forests and focusing on the Sustainable Development Goals ahead, to improve forest practices and management it has become evident that a […]

After Equinox: The Delicacy of Nature as Works of Art

This fall in the heart of the Greater Yellowstone Area, explore the delicacy of nature beautifully represented in Jeri Eisenberg’s “After Equinox” art exhibition. The exhibition, presented by Diehl Gallery in Jackson, Wyo., runs through October 11, 2015, and features more than a dozen works by Eisenberg. “After Equinox” combines layers of photographs and resin […]

American Forests & Alcoa Foundation: Year One of a Globally-Driven Collaboration

By Andrew Bell, Policy Intern This year marks the fifth year of a globally-successful partnership between American Forests and Alcoa Foundation, collectively known as the two organizations’ “Partnership for Trees.” Through this partnership, part of Alcoa’s “Ten Million Trees” by 2020 initiative, American Forests and Alcoa Foundation together have restored forests, cultivated green spaces and […]

Forest Digest – Week of September 14, 2015

Find out the latest in forestry news in this week’s Forest Digest! How tech workers are turning to the Japanese practice of ‘forest bathing’ to unplug — Washington Post Learn about the growing popularity of a movement called “forest bathing” and how it helps people disconnect from technology and connect with the earth. Forest-mapping instrument […]

Every Kid in a Park & Community ReLeaf: Serving America’s Children and Urban Forests

By Andrew Bell, Policy Intern This week, the Outdoor Alliance for Kids hosted a suite of activities centered on their “Every Kid in a Park” event held at Rock Creek Park in Washington, D.C. To pay homage to the Alliance’s devotion to youth and to celebrate their success, let’s take a look at the groundbreaking […]

GR25: Loyal Partners for Restoration in 1997

If you follow American Forests pretty regularly, our project highlight for 1997 will not be a huge surprise. In 1997, we began our long-standing relationship working in Texas in the Lower Rio Grande Valley (LRGV). Though this project is not our oldest, it is American Forests’ longest running project that has been consistent since it […]

Forest Digest – Week of September 7, 2015

Find out the latest in forestry news in this week’s Forest Digest! In the last 25 years, the world lost a forested area the size of South Africa — Washington Post New findings released in the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) 2015 Global Forest Resources Assessment revealed that 500,000 square miles of forested area has […]