Category Archive: Global ReLeaf

Forest Digest – Week of July 20, 2015

Keeping a pulse on forest news around the world, it’s your weekly Forest Digest. Fire surprise: Insect-killed forests no more likely to burn – KTVZ Another in a string of studies provides evidence that prior insect activity doesn’t affect wildfires, as was widely believed. The analysis covers 30 years of wildfire in Oregon and Washington […]

American Forests Policy Interns Reflect on Hill Day Experience

Policy Interns, Sarah Davidson and Conrad Kabbaz, participated in the Hill Day for the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act. Here are their views on the day. It’s quite rare that National Rifle Association and the Sierra Club agree on an issue. Yet, both have joined American Forests, and over 250 other organizations representing a wide variety […]

GR25: Reforesting for Turkeys in 2001

As our journey continues, 2001 marks widespread reforestation utilized for an unlikely hero, a bird most associated with its ubiquitous fall staples (did we mention we’re done with the summer humidity?): the wild turkey. Though mistakenly named for the country Turkey by domesticated imports to Britain, the wild turkey is as American as a bird […]

Forest Digest – Week of July 13, 2015

Stay in the know on our changing world with this week’s Forest Digest: Losing green cover: India lost original forests 70 times Delhi’s area in 14 years – First Post According to a recent report, between 1999 and 2013, India lost 15 percent of its total green cover, a total of 10.6 million hectares. Forests play a […]

The Good, Besides the Bad and the Ugly

David May, Communications Intern Part 2 in a 3-part series on Insects and Our Forests For many of us, it is rare to think positively of insects. They typically cross our minds as a nuisance when we reach for something to swat them with, or with terror when we discover them somewhere they shouldn’t be. Especially […]

Forest Digest – Week of July 6, 2015

Another week full of research and legislation, it’s your forest digest! House Passes Bill to Hasten Timber Projects in Forests – ABC news A bill aimed at increasing the health of America’s national forests through expediting logging projects was passed in the House on Thursday, though it is expected to meet some resistance from the […]

The mountain pine beetle’s march across Canada

David May, Communications Intern Since the ‘90s, the scenic views of North America’s lushest western forests have become more and more splattered with a palette of rust and dark grey. Once only patches amongst the vast swathes of evergreen, entire mountainsides now stand barren. This widespread problem has many culprits, but perhaps the most infamous […]

GR25: Remembering 9/11 with Trees in Memorial

Presenting the 25 Years of Global ReLeaf series has offered American Forests’ staff an opportunity to look back through our more than 1,000 projects. This reflection has helped us understand what our predecessors worked on throughout our history and learn about our myriad of partners and the ecosystems of the globe we prioritized. For our […]

A Special Hello from Your New Loose Leaf Managing Editor

Hello! Here at Loose Leaf, we like to take a moment to introduce all of our readers to new staff members who join the American Forests team. Well, it looks like it is my turn! I’m Ashlan Bonnell, and as the new Managing Editor for Loose Leaf, you’re going to be hearing from me on […]

Power of A Gold: Community ReLeaf Program Earns Top ASAE Honor

We are proud to announce that American Forests’ Community ReLeaf program has earned a 2015 ASAE Power of A Gold award. The gold award, ASAE’s highest honor, showcases organizations that have made local, national, and/or global contributions toward enriching lives, driving innovation, and making the world a better place. According to Ian Leahy, Director of […]