Trees are vital to our health and wealth. But a map of tree cover in cities is too often a map of income and race; trees are sparse in low-income neighborhoods and some neighborhoods of color. Our Tree Equity program strives to create Tree Equity — trees where they are needed most.
Our Resilient Forests program focuses on restoring large forests in the wilderness so they can adapt to the impacts of climate change, capture and store carbon, protect our water supply and provide habitat for wildlife.
Think of a federal policy in the United States that relates to the country’s forests, and it is very likely that American Forests was a leader in getting it enacted. We have the expertise, nimbleness, connections and convening skills needed to create long-lasting government policies and programs.