IN THIS ISSUE

Forests for Fifty

Resolutions to Protect Our Trees

A Healthy Walk in the Woods

When Wolves Come to Town

STANDING TALL: Traversing Alaska for Big Trees


Forests for Fifty

Los Padres National Forest

Credit: Chuck Abbe (ChuckThePhotographer)/Flickr

For the first time in our 136-year history, we’re completing projects in all 50 states as part of one campaign: “Forests for Fifty.” From restoring threatened ecosystems, like whitebark pine and longleaf pine, to protecting wildlife habitat to supporting urban forests, we’re planting trees across the country.

Discover our “Forests for Fifty” projects.

 

 

 


Resolutions to Protect Our Trees

Credit: USFS Region 5

Happy 2012! Looking for some easy-to-complete resolutions for the new year? Look no further! We have some simple ways you can help protect and restore our forests and trees — from helping plant forests to caring for the trees in your backyard.

Uncover four easy, Earth-friendly resolutions.

 

 

 


A Healthy Walk in the Woods

Credit: AVTG/iStockphoto

Ever wander through a forest and emerge feeling refreshed and rejuvenated? Turns out, you’re not alone, as scientists are discovering that forests have restorative properties — from lowering blood pressure to strengthening immune systems.

Unearth the research that shows how forests are good for you.

 

 

 


When Wolves Come to Town

Gray Wolf

Credit: MacNeil Lyons/National Park Service

Wolves save trees. At least, that’s what’s happening in Yellowstone. According to a new study, since their reintroduction to the park more than 15 years ago, more trees, more songbirds and more aquatic creatures are making the park home.

Find out how the wolves are changing Yellowstone.

 

 

 


STANDING TALL: Traversing Alaska for Big Trees

Kodiak Alaska

Credit: Judy Malley (ShootsNikon)/Flickr

Planes, trains and automobiles … and boats … and snowshoes:

“With very few roads, travel to big-tree nomination sites often involves lengthy drives, with travel necessary by boat and plane as well. … An adventure? You bet.”
~Don Bertolette, Alaska big tree coordinator

Journey to Alaska’s wilderness with Don.