Category Archive: Global ReLeaf

Forest Digest — Week of March 30, 2015

Kick off the Holiday Weekend in style with the latest Forest Digest! Deforestation is messing with our weather and our food- — Phys.org Deforestation is often used to make way for agricultural fields, and while this is known to have an impact on global food production, researchers have found new evidence that this effect is […]

GR25: Reforesting America’s Last Frontier

Welcome back, time travelers! In honor of the ever-anticipated spring season before us, we’re heading on a journey to a place that reminds us that, in reality, it could always be colder — like Chiniak, Alaska, for example! While the United States was reeling economically from The Great Recession in 2009, forestry work and environmental […]

Home sweet home: sugar pine restoration in Tahoe

By Sydney Mucha, Communications Intern Tahoe National Forest is home to one of California’s most complex and diverse ecosystems. The forest encompasses snow-capped mountains, winding rivers and densely packed tree stands, enough to make anyone stand in awe of the area’s beauty. The forest is especially known for its massive stands of sugar pine, which […]

Forest Digest — Week of March 23, 2015

Nothing better than curling up with some reading on a rainy day. So why not read the latest Forest Digest today! The Fate of Trees: How Climate Change May Alter Forests — Rolling Stone According to Dr. Park Williams of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, southwest confers, such Douglas-fir, piñon pine and ponderosa pine, are […]

Striving to decrease nature deficit for children in urban areas

Without a doubt, the part of urban forestry that intrigues me the most is environmental psychology – the study of how natural features impact our behavior. In both obvious and subtle ways, a growing body of research over the past couple decades has emerged that hints at just how deep this connection goes, particularly on […]

Forest Digest — Week of March 16, 2015

Happy first day of spring! Why not celebrate with the latest issue of Forest Digest! The Quiet Plan to Sell Off America’s National Forests — ThinkProgress This week, a proposal to seize and sell America’s national forests and public lands made its way into the U.S. House. This plan will suggest that public lands be […]

GR25: A “Wild” Anniversary

Though Global ReLeaf is currently celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, there is another milestone that is certainly worth acknowledging — and it is assuredly a “wild” one! In 2015, American Forests is celebrating its fifth year of partnership with WildEarth Guardians in the “Land of Enchantment” (formally known as New Mexico). Where have we gone in […]

Getting kids learning in and about the environment

By Erin Sandlin, Policy Intern Nothing makes teachers feel better than when their students apply what they’ve learned in class to their lives outside of it. I experienced this during my time helping a teacher develop an environmentally focused curriculum. We were able to use our own backyard to show the complex environmental relationships that […]

Big Tree Madness returns for its third year

By Sydney Mucha, Communications Intern It’s that time of year again! Big Tree Madness is about to begin and in case you missed last year, are just tuning in or need a refresher, here is a rundown of all you need to know before the games begin. To make things more interesting this year, we […]

Forest Digest — Week of March 6, 2015

Well the storm has passed and spring is just around the corner — 14 days, but who’s counting? Help pass the time with this latest issue of Forest Digest. Genetic data can help predict how pine forests will cope with climate change — Phys.org Genetics play an important factor when it comes to survival in […]