Category Archive: Global ReLeaf

Fracking at George Washington National Forest

On Nov. 18, the U.S. Forest Service released the much-anticipated management plan for the George Washington National Forest. At the heart of that anticipation was whether the Forest Service would uphold a proposed ban of hydraulic fracturing in the forest — it would have been the first national forest to have such a ban. Instead, […]

American Forests to participate in #GivingTuesday

Tired of the crowds and hassle of post-Thanksgiving shopping days such as Black Friday and Cyber Monday? Try something different this year and add #GivingTuesday — Dec. 2 — to your post-Thanksgiving plans. The mission of #GivingTuesday is to inspire a national day of giving at the start of the holiday season. #GivingTuesday celebrates and […]

Forest Digest — Week of November 17

There’s an international flavor kicking off this week’s Forest Digest. Get all your forest news this week, as there will be no Forest Digest next week when American Forests and our staff celebrate Thanksgiving. “Pew, Pew, Pew! NASA Space Lasers to Map Earth’s Forests in 3D” — Space.com A new laser instrument developed for the […]

What do the 2014 midterm elections mean for forests?

By Anne Regan, Policy Intern The 2014 midterm elections were known for a lot of things, among them: the worst voter turnout in 72 years, with just 36.3 percent of eligible voters participating, according to the New York Times; the Democrats facing a record-low of only 36 percent of Americans saying they have a favorable […]

Forest Digest — Week of November 10

There’s an international flavor kicking off this week’s Forest Digest. Check it out! “US and China reach historic climate change deal, vow to cut emissions” — CNN U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping announced both countries will curb their greenhouse gas emissions over the next two decades. Under this agreement, the U.S. […]

Strengthening enforcement to protect our forests

By Faith Campbell, Emeritus environmental advocate and tree-pest expert As my earlier blogs have demonstrated, highly damaging, tree-killing insects are introduced to North America in crates, pallets and other forms of wood packaging material (WPM). Since it was first detected in 1996, U.S. and Canadian authorities have spent more than $500 million trying to eliminate […]

Forest Digest — Week of November 3

Check out this week’s Forest Digest: “What puts forests more at risk — climate change or attempts to counter it?” — NewsWorks.org The U.N. report on climate change urges investors to drop fossil fuel stocks in favor of renewables while also giving advice to policy makers including the restoration of forests, which play the vital […]

The ghost trees

Ghosts! They seem to be everywhere this time of year. Not just in the haunted houses and twilit graveyards you would expect, but in the stores, the neighbor’s yard and even at the door asking for candy! Well, ghosts can be found in forests too. Deep in the coldest, highest elevations of the northern Rocky […]

Forest Digest — Week of October 27

We have hefty Halloween version of Forest Digest this week. Enjoy! “These Miniature Super-Forests Can Green Cities With Just A Tiny Amount Of Space” — We covered this a few weeks, but here’s an in-depth look into the process! A startup in India has figured out how to soak up pollution and reduce floods for […]

Senator Wyden’s Forest Bill

By Anne Regan, Policy Intern Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) has been pushing a bill aiming to increase logging on federal forests in western Oregon — and no one is particularly happy about it. A post-election work session with Chairwoman Mary Landrieu (D- La.) and the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will take place on […]