Forests and the 2016 Olympic Games

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August 9th, 2016|Tags: , , , |

Environmental issues are plaguing the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Deforestation of critical rainforest and Atlantic Forest are destroying essential areas of habitat for many of Brazil’s endangered species. Read about the deforestation associated with the Olympics and American Forests’ role in reforesting Brazil.
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Top 5 Summer Swimming Holes in National Forests

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July 19th, 2016|Tags: , |

Dive on in to nature’s swimming holes this summer, preserved within National Forests. These pristine locations are shaded by massive trees, fed by mountain springs and cut out of the hillside by rushing waterfalls. Pack your swim suit and get ready for a day of summer fun in a National Forest!
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7 Must-Visit Waterfalls across the U.S.

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April 28th, 2016|Tags: , |

There’s nothing more beautiful than a waterfall rushing out of a forested mountainside. This collection of seven breathtaking waterfalls from across the United States symbolizes the important relationship of forests and water, and are must-see destinations for your next getaway.
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The Important Relationship between Forests and Water

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April 26th, 2016|Tags: , , |

Find out how forests act as water storage and filtration devices for nature, and why they are so essential to life on earth. The need for clean water goes beyond just human survival—it is essential for wildlife and all the ecosystems on earth.
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Earth Month 2016: The Elements of Forests

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March 31st, 2016|Tags: , , |

Throughout the millennia, many cultures have viewed four elements as essential to life — earth, air, fire and water. This Earth Month, we’re focusing on the relationships between forests and these essential elements. Join us in this celebration of the benefits that forests bring to Planet Earth.
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