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The Official Blog of American Forests


Top 10 Nature Instagrammers to Follow

April 2nd, 2018|Tags: |0 Comments

Nature’s beauty constantly surrounds us, but sometimes it’s hard to take a step back from our busy lives to appreciate it. Follow these nature Instagrammers and be inspired by the breathtaking views our world has to offer! Read More

Forest Digest: April 1, 2018

Harmful laughing-gas emissions are released with peatland draining, genetically engineered trees are the proposed solution for improving forest health, and conservationists call for action to protect America’s wildlife. Find out more in this week’s Forest Digest!Read More

Big Win for Urban Forests

March 29th, 2018|Tags: , |0 Comments

While the President's FY2018 budget proposed eliminating the U.S. Forest Service's Urban and Community Forestry program, the omnibus bill recently passed by Congress not only funds the program through September 2018, but also includes an impressive $28.5 million increase!Read More

Forest Digest: March 25, 2018

The composition of forests in the eastern U.S. is changing with climate change, and logging, if carefully managed, can help maintain and improve habitats for larger wildlife, like jaguars. Find out more in this week’s Forest Digest! Read More

American Forests Responds: Fire Suppression Funding Fix in the 2018 Omnibus

March 22nd, 2018|Tags: |0 Comments

The inclusion of a legislative fix to the fire suppression funding process in the FY 2018 Omnibus appropriations bill is a major step forward for our forests, and we celebrate the bipartisan effort that made it possible.Read More
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