- Developing tools and conducting scientific research in our Innovation Lab
- Creating partnerships in cities and large forest landscapes
- Building movements that inspire change related to two of the most pressing issues of the day: climate change and social equity
In our Innovation Lab, we incubate new tools and scientific research to help solve complicated puzzles and empower the forestry field. For example, our Tree Equity Score provides municipalities with clear quantification of data to prioritize which neighborhoods need trees the most.
We create place-based partnerships in cities and forest landscapes so we can work with others to develop enduring, science-based forestry plans that include techniques for adapting to climate change. Next, we advocate for local, state and federal policies and programs — as well as funding to support them — so we can bring the plans to life. Last, we plant and care for forests so they are healthy and resilient for generations to come.
We build movements that inspire and empower actions at a large scale — such as the creation of new reforestation policies. The Forest-Climate Working Group, staffed and led by American Forests, is one of our key partners in doing so. It is the nation’s only forest-sector coalition on climate change.