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Statement on the Inclusion of REPLANT Act within Infrastructure Framework

    July 29th, 2021|Categories: AF News, Media Release, Policy|

    Bipartisan infrastructure legislation released today includes the REPLANT Act, which will provide dedicated, permanent funding to enable the U.S. Forest Service to catch up and keep up with reforestation needs of our national forests.Read More

    American Forests Statement on Appropriators’ Commitment to Urban Forestry

      July 1st, 2021|Categories: AF News, Climate, Media Release, Policy|

      American Forests applauds the United States House Committee on Appropriation's decision today to advance legislation that would fund a wide range of natural resource programs in Fiscal Year 2022.Read More

      American Forests Launches Nationwide Tree Equity Scores

        June 22nd, 2021|Categories: AF News, Media Release, Urban Forestry|

        The Tree Equity Score tool identifies the cities that can gain the most significant health, economic and climate benefits by increasing tree canopy in places of high need. Read More

        Statement on Biden-Harris Administration Budget

          May 28th, 2021|Categories: AF News, Climate, Media Release, Policy|

          We are very disappointed that this budget does not provide any increase for Urban and Community Forestry, and American Forests will work to maximize the amount and impact of federal investment in Tree Equity through this program and other federal authorities as part of the final FY22 Appropriations.Read More

          Statement on Senate Forestry and Climate Hearings

            May 20th, 2021|Categories: AF News, Climate, Media Release, Policy|

            "Bipartisan consensus can be hard to find these days, yet today we heard from both legislators and forestry experts that forests have a key role to play in addressing the climate crisis, providing jobs and sustaining communities (rural and urban), protecting wildlife, purifying drinking water and so much more."Read More
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