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The Things We Take for Granted: Forest Restoration for Preserving Water Resources

  • The Rio Grande River
Water is a basic, but very essential, resource. But, what does that have to do with forest restoration? Learn how our restoration efforts in the Lower Rio Grande Valley region in Texas have helped to save an average of 66,000 gallons of water per acre per year.Read More

Winter Snow, Your Water and Trees: It’s More Complicated Than You Think

  • Snowpack. Credit: Chuck Fazio.

January 4th, 2017|Tags: , , |0 Comments

What do you need to know about snow? The relationship between forests and snowpack is intriguing and vital to our ecosystem. Understand what current studies are saying regarding forest management, watershed practices and the impact on wildlife.Read More

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

  • Muskegon River

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
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