Though we have never needed our forests more than we do today, forests around the world face more threats now than ever before. Development, climate change, invasive species, unsustainable forestry practices, diseases and insects: All of these factors and more endanger the forests that we rely on for so much. The variety and severity of the threats to our forests means that simply planting trees for sheer numbers it is not enough. We have to develop detailed restoration plans that take every factor into account — from the needs of local wildlife to the changing climate in the region.
American Forests is supporting the National Wild Turkey Federation to restore longleaf pine communities in Alabama that have been poorly managed over time.
American Forests is supporting the Mojave Desert Resource Conservation District to restore beetle-damaged forests in the San Bernadino mountains of California.
American Forests supported the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest to diversify forest species to reduce the risk of pest and disease outbreaks