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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)



At the Sign of the Flying Goose


by Susan Laszewski
Pelican IslandNormally, geese fly south for the winter in flocks, returning in the spring and recognizable in their famous “v-formation.” But, there’s a singular goose that you can see flying solo year round in both Maine and Florida. You’ll see the same goose as far out into the Atlantic as the U.S. Virgin Islands and in the Pacific as far as Guam. This goose is in all 50 states and several U.S. territories. It’s the flying goose emblem that sign... (Read More)


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