Category Archive: Blog

How Trees React to Winter Extremes

By Austa Somvichian-Clausen, Communications Intern In light of the recently dipping temperatures thanks to Winter Storm Jonas, have you ever thought about how certain trees are able to thrive in such extreme cold? While you’re cozying up on the couch this evening with a piping mug of hot chocolate, take a minute to read about […]

Forest Digest – Week of February 8, 2016

Find out the latest in forestry news in this week’s Forest Digest! 1932 love story starring trees is the sweetest thing (video) — In honor of the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday, here is a fun, cute video of a love story, starring trees! Forest monitoring skills on the rise — Center for International Forestry […]

Escape to Alaska: Join Us in July for an Exclusive Adventure

By Austa Somvichian-Clausen, Communications Intern American Forests invites you to join us on the trip of a lifetime to the wilderness of picturesque Denali National Park in Alaska. From July 2-7, we will be headed to Alaska’s most well-known national park for a magical week of relaxation and re-connecting with nature. After beginning our trip […]

Meet Our New Manager of Individual Giving

Ellie Parrish recently came to American Forests as our new manager of individual giving. We’re excited for the enthusiasm, new ideas and helpful spirit she’s bringing to the position and the organization — and we think you should be excited, too! From her favorite tree to why she wanted to work in conservation, read more about Ellie. Why […]

Forest Digest – Week of February 1, 2016

Find out the latest in forestry news in this week’s Forest Digest! Growing forests gobble up carbon like growing teenagers raiding the fridge — A recent study published in the journal Nature reveals that certain tropical forests regrown after deforestation can absorb more carbon than the original forests. Forests are supposed to help stop […]

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

By Keelin Arseneault, Policy Intern Following the recent Iowa Caucus and with the presidential election drawing nearer, staying updated on the candidates’ viewpoints is essential to being well informed. At American Forests, we work to emphasize the significance of forests and their role in the health of the planet. Here, we examine some of the […]

Why I’m Here: Shaping the Connection between Policy and Forests

By Keelin Arseneault, Policy Intern Even though it’s the coldest time of year and the trees around us aren’t looking full and green, I am still excited to begin working at American Forests as a spring policy intern in 2016. I moved from New England to Washington, D.C. for the semester, and one might wonder […]

Forest Digest – Week of January 25, 2016

Find out the latest in forestry news in this week’s Forest Digest! Forest Service Rejects Destructive Path for ‘Atlantic Coast Pipeline’ — Huffington Post Green In a recent win for national forests on the east coast, the U.S. Forest Service rejected a proposed plan for an “Atlantic Coast Pipeline” intended to transport natural gas from […]

2016 Marks National Park Service Centennial

By Etienne Laffargue, Policy Intern Over the last century, the National Park Service (NPS) has played an essential role in forest preservation and outdoor recreation in the United States. Lately, it has been reaching out to the public through a variety of ways, but as it moves into its second century, the Service still faces […]

Why I’m Here: The Necessity of Policy for Environmental Protection and Conservation

By Andy Logan, Policy Intern It is safe to say that my surroundings have had the greatest impact on my interests and how I ended up working as a policy intern at American Forests. I was born and raised in the mountains of western North Carolina, and this is where I call home. Living in […]