American Forests

The objectives of American Forests, publisher of American Forests magazine, are to help people plant and care for trees for ecosystem restoration and healthier communities.

Articles from Vol. 100, No. 11-12, November

A Driving Force for Conservation
Chevrolet/Geo Environmental has added its support to several AMERICAN FORESTS programs designed to reforest damaged lands, reduce the heat-island effect in cities, and increase awareness of the importance of urban forestry. Chevrolet/Geo and AMERICAN...
Hot Views on Hot Topics
By early October over 3.8 million acres of lands had burned in wildfires in 1994, 64 percent more than the five-year average of 2.3 million acres. The firefighting cost to federal agencies alone has been nearly $1 billion. To gauge how we Americans erceive...
Reviews -- Business in the Rain Forests: Corporations, Deforestation and Sustainability by Conrad B. MacKerron and Edited by Douglas G. Cogan
Business in the Rain Forests: Corporations, Deforestation and Sustainability by Conrad B. MacKerron and Douglas G. Cogan (editor). Investor Responsibility Research Center, Washington, DC (1993), 239 pp. B/W illustrations. Paperback, ISBN 1-879775-08-5....
Riverboat ReLeaf
HISTORIC paddlewheelers bring to mind images of high-stakes gamblers and the stories of Mark Twain. Now they're adding a new role: bringing relief for communities that lost trees to the great midwestern flood of 1993.The full extent of the destruction...
The Guanacaste Idea
ON A TORRID PLATEAU between a string of volcanoes and the Pacific Ocean, Julio Diaz kneels, brushes aside some leaves and grass, and spills water from a canteen. Instantly, dozens of minute brown seeds begin writhing, propelled by a corkscrewing motion...
The Jackson Trees
THE CHIEF'S GRANDSON was armed with a rifle, protection from the grizzly bears that occasionally lumber through Stevens Village, Alaska. Joyce and John Jackson, fresh from New Jersey, were packing five young white spruces. Well, maybe they weren't prepared...
The Sky above, the Trees Below
WHAT WOULD YOU DO if you found out that your neighbor was about to clearcut his property and turn it into a wasteland of barren fill dirt? Gone would be stately pines, gone the rabbits and deer that make their home in your neighbor's woods and pastures,...
Why Wilderness?
SIGURD OLSON was a major player in the development of natural resources conservation in this country. He was an ecologist a half-century before that term became an environmental buzzword. As wilderness ecologist for the Izaak Walton League, consultant...
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