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Forest Digest — Week of January 23, 2017

January 27th, 2017|Tags: |0 Comments

In this week's Forest Digest, explore colorful, new maps of the Andean and Amazonian forests, learn about forest fires in Chile that have destroyed more than 300,000 acres of forest, read about San Diego’s new urban forestry plan and discover a new study on forests that provides crucial information for future climate modeling. Read More

State Champion Residing in the Alaskan Wilderness

  • Harris Air float plane

January 26th, 2017|Tags: |0 Comments

Garnering a total of 646.5 total points, 100 points higher than the previous record, a new champion Sitka spruce has been crowned. Read the story behind the quest, measurement and crowning of this new champion!Read More

Why I’m Here: Protecting My Home

  • Snoqualmie Falls

January 25th, 2017|Tags: |0 Comments

From Seoul, South Korea to Washington, D.C., and a lot of stops in between, our newest communications intern, Suah Cheong, has lived in many parts of the U.S., and the world, but one thing has remained constant: the power of nature. Get to know Suah and why she wants to devote her career to communicating the importance of protecting our environment.Read More

Nuclear Nature: A Look at Wildlife in Chernobyl

  • Chernobyl. Credit: Timm Seuss via Flick

January 24th, 2017|Tags: |0 Comments

It has been 30 years since the disastrous explosion in Chernobyl. Read how the disaster, and resulting radiation, has impact surrounding forests and wildlife, both in the shorter term and in anticipation of the longer term.Read More

Inauguration Day

  • White House

January 20th, 2017|Tags: |0 Comments

Interested in American Forests’ view on the Trump Administration and how it impacts our work? Read our Inauguration Day post.Read More
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