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. 7-8, July

Green Side Up
MANY MILES AND YEARS AGO I stood with a tree-planting crew in a spring mist on the edge of an abandoned cow pasture. We were there to put back what generations of farmers and cattle had removed.Water was everywhere in all its forms. It hung in glassy...
Grizzlies on the Rebound?
THEY SNACK ON HUMAN arms, faces, and buttocks occasionally. Yet this threatened species also represents what's really worth keeping in our outback forests.They've been shot, trapped, poisoned, chased, and vilified nearly to extinction in the Lower 48...
New Books and Videos -- Eco-Tours and Nature Getaways: A Guide to Environmental Vacations around the World by Alice M. Geffen and Carole Berglie
Eco-Tours and Nature Getaways: A Guide to Environmental ; Vacations Around the World, by Alice M. Geffen and Carole Berglie. Clarkson N. Potter Publishers, Inc., 201 East 50th St., New York (1993). 324 pp. Limited index, no maps or photographs. Paperback,...
New Books and Videos -- Edge Effects: Notes from an Oregon Forest by Chris Anderson
Edge Effects: Notes from an Oregon Forest, by Chris Anderson. University of Iowa Press, Iowa City, IA 52242-1000 (1993). 207 pp. Paperback, ISBN 0-87745-438-8. $9.95.It's not easy to review a collection of essays like Edge Effects. As Anderson writes...
New Books and Videos -- Ethics, Religion, and Biodiversity: Relations between Conservation and Cultural Values Edited by Lawrence S. Hamilton
Ethics, Religion, and Biodiversity: Relations Between Conservation and Cultural Values, edited be Lawrence S. Hamilton. the White Horse Press, 10 High St., Knapwell, Cambridge CB3 8NR, England (1993). 218 pp. Paperback, ISBN 1-874267-10-3 Approx. $22.50.Dr....
New Books and Videos -- Whitetails: Behavior, Ecology, Conservation by Erwin Bauer and Peggy Bauer
Whitetails: Behavior, Ecology, Conservation by Erwin and Peggy Bauer. Voyageur Press, P.O. Box 338, Stillwater, MN 55082 (1993). 160 pp. 120 color photos. Hardcover, ISBN 0-89658-196-9. $35.In many ways this book took a lifetime to produce. Authors Erwin...
Pollution Solution: Build a Marsh
ALL THE WATER this planet has ever had and will ever have is now on earth--a fixed commodity that is constantly and naturally recycled. Most of the world is covered by water, but less than one percent of it is available for human use, and unfortunately,...
The Joyce Kilmer Forest
AT TWILIGHT the air was thin and like a knife. The sky overhead had donned a cloak of flat, drab gray, against which the ridges at the head of the valley stood bold and black. Along the stream, in the coves, not a breath of air stirred, but from high...
The Woods
THE WOODS, synonymous with shade, contest the sun. While fields and prairies and deserts lie open to the sky, the woods enclose, surround, absorb us on all sides in a dark, secretive, and almost womblike way.It is the woods we most often think of in...
Wetlands & Wal-Mart
Jason Spanel, 14, loves woods and wetlands, but that's not too surprising--he has spent much of his young life learning about them from his father, Mike Spanel, a wildlife biologist for the Shawnee National Forest in southern Illinois. What makes the...
Wildfire Watch
With over 10 million acres of forest showing serious stress in the West, wildfire is an enormous concern everywhere. That concern heightens during hot, dry summers: Actual events cannot, of course, be predicted. They are shaped by random factors such...
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