Category Archive: Employment

Forest Digest — Week of February 23, 2015

Cheers to surviving another week! Here is your reward: the latest Forest Digest. Report: Wildfire Reconstruction of West’s Riskiest Homes is $237B — Insurance Journal Wildfires are known to damage property and can be extremely dangerous during periods of drought, which much of the West has been experiencing over the past few years. A new […]

Urban forestry’s next frontier

Urban forestry. The term itself seems contradictory. I used to gird myself when telling people what I do for a living. The inevitable bafflement would usually be followed by a pleasantly patronizing, “It’s nice you’re doing something you enjoy.” I would never argue, though, because I really do enjoy this work. I enjoy its depth […]

Forest Digest — Week of February 16, 2015

Hope everyone is surviving the brutal cold today! Why not read the hot-off-the-presses Forest Digest while you warm up? (Or at least try to!) Colombia seeks ‘environmental corridor’ across Andes, Amazon — Phys.org The president of Colombia recently proposed an “environmental corridor” linking the Andes Mountains, Amazon rainforest and Atlantic Ocean. In an attempt to […]

GR25: Forests for Fifty in 2012

As American Forests celebrates being 140 years young this year — don’t we look great for our age? — we continue onto the next leg of our Global ReLeaf journey. And in terms of American Forests’ history, it was certainly a doozy! In partnership with Subaru’s Share the Love event, American Forests undertook a monumental […]

Forest Digest — Week of February 9, 2015

Get ready for some great stories in the latest Forest Digest! Long-term changes in dead wood reveal new forest dynamics — Phys.org Dead wood has been accumulating in many forests, and while it does provide vital habitat for many different species of birds and mammals, it also poses a risk by providing fuel for forest […]

TakePart to combat climate change

By Sydney Mucha, Communications Intern Two weeks ago, the Senate voted on the issue of climate change, determining that “it is real and not a hoax.” Yet, the chamber still wouldn’t admit that climate change is human caused. Soon after, President Obama announced his proposed FY2016 budget, and while gains were made in Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program […]

The geographic impact of imported plants

By Faith Campbell, Emeritus environmental advocate and tree-pest expert As I said in my previous post, the greatest pest risk is associated with imports of whole plants. The U.S. allows few imports of plants in soil; instead, plants must be imported a bare-root stock, which facilitates visual inspection. Still, bare-root plants can also transport a […]

Forest Digest — Week of February 2, 2015

After an eventful week of celebrating wetlands and forest creatures, start the weekend with the most recent tree news in Forest Digest. Tree species influence boreal forest fire behavior and subsequent effects on climate — Phys.org According to a study by a UC—Irvine scientist, fires that burn black spruce, as species found in Canada and […]

GR25: Whitebark pine in 2013

Welcome Back! As we continue our journey back to 1990, we are bringing you the perilous story of the whitebark pine. As you will read, 2013 was only one of the many years American Forests worked protecting and restoring the whitebark pine, and if you follow us you may know this story and how our […]

Policy Update: President’s FY2016 Budget

The president’s FY2016 budget was released on Monday, February 2. It is reflective of the Administration’s priorities for increased conservation efforts, the President’s Climate Action Plan and smart budget solutions for dealing with wildfire suppression. This signal from the White House regarding an overall increase in conservation programs supports American Forests’ mission to restore threatened […]