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Give a Peep for Birds


by Susan Laszewski
PeepsAmerican Bird Conservancy’s current Bird of the Week has been drawing a lot of attention. For the second time, they have declared the bird of the week to be the peep — that marshmallow treat so popular this time of year. Though the peep has earned the honor once before, in 2011, only the yellow peep was recognized. Now, scientists have determined pink, purple, and blue peeps to be separate species. “There simply isn’t any evidence that... (Read More)



The First National Forest


by Loose Leaf Team
John Aston WarderBy Michelle Werts Most people know that Yellowstone was America’s first national park, established back in 1872, but less well-known is the fact that Yellowstone also claims the status as our first national forest, established on March 30, 1891. There’s a national forest named Yellowstone? Not anymore … but let’s start at the beginning. For much of the 19th century, America had more land than it knew what to do with. This led to... (Read More)



Cooperation for Water


by Susan Laszewski
Green Mountain NFHappy World Water Day, everyone, Yesterday, we celebrated the International Day of Forests, declared as such by the UN just last year. But today is another important day, which was first designated by the UN way back in 1993. It’s World Water Day, a day to reflect on the importance of freshwater and to advocate for its sustainable management. In addition, 2013 is the International Year of Water Cooperation, which is why cooperation is the th... (Read More)



Dedicate Today to Celebrating Our Forests


by Loose Leaf Team
A view of the forests around El Bolsón, ArgentinaBy Tacy Lambiase Here at American Forests, we celebrate the beauty and benefits of our Earth’s forests every day of the year. But thanks to the United Nations General Assembly, there is now an official holiday dedicated to trees around the globe. On December 21, 2012, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution declaring March 21 as the International Day of Forests and the Tree. According to the UN, “The International Day of Forest... (Read More)



ReLeaf by the Numbers


by Loose Leaf Team
Sumatran orangutanBy Michelle Werts 1,888,012 trees across 5,038 acres (or 5,038 football fields if that helps you picture the size) in 25 forests in 14 states and 5 countries equals 1 healthier planet This afternoon, American Forests announced our 2013 Global ReLeaf restoration projects. As you can glean from above, these 25 projects are planting 1.8 million trees to restore forest ecosystems across the U.S. and around the world. From Mon... (Read More)


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