Trees filter and purify water, making it safer for people and wildlife. Especially important are streamside, or riparian, forests. These riparian forests prevent soil erosion, provide food for aquatic species and cool the water, making it more habitable for a number of those species. American Forests makes a special effort to plant trees in projects that do this important work.



American Forests is partnering with Wild Earth Guardians to restore important watersheds in the mountains of New Mexico.

American Forests is partnering with the USDA Forest Service to reforest fire-damaged areas within the Deschutes National Forest to improve water quality.