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Flood Waters Rising Part 2: The Solution

November 10th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

Tree-planting is increasingly being turned to as a technique for large scale flood control. In part two of our two-part series, we cover how it's in the best interests for both farmers and conservationists to invest themselves in problem-solving planting: it is healthy for the environment, humans and your pocket-book.Read More

Flood Waters Rising Part 1: The Problem

  • Memphis flood 2011

November 9th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

So-called “hundred year floods” are happening every other decade and costing the United States billions of dollars. Why is this happening? In part one of this two-part series, read about the human impact behind the destruction caused by the Mississippi River.Read More

American ReLeaf: Muskegon River Restoration

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November 2nd, 2016|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Muskegon River is home to giant sturgeon and salmon which spawn in its cold tributaries. After invasive species threatened the surrounding forest, American Forests partnered with the U.S. Forest Service to restore the critical riparian habitat.Read More

Forests and the 2016 Olympic Games

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Environmental issues are plaguing the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Deforestation of critical rainforest and Atlantic Forest are destroying essential areas of habitat for many of Brazil’s endangered species. Read about the deforestation associated with the Olympics and American Forests’ role in reforesting Brazil.
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Top 5 Summer Swimming Holes in National Forests

  • Juniper Springs, Ocala National Forest, Florida

July 19th, 2016|Tags: , |0 Comments

Dive on in to nature’s swimming holes this summer, preserved within National Forests. These pristine locations are shaded by massive trees, fed by mountain springs and cut out of the hillside by rushing waterfalls. Pack your swim suit and get ready for a day of summer fun in a National Forest!
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