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. 101, No. 1-2, January

American Forests Awards for 1994
AMERICAN FORESTS has for many years recognized individuals who have distinguished themselves for local, national, and international accomplishments in fields of forestry and related natural-resource disciplines. The prestigious awards include the John...
Bridge Builders and Bomb Throwers
Organizations, like people, have distinctive personalities .Often, how ever, organizations--unlike people--can decide what kind of personality they want, and why. Usually, this is done through some kind of strategic planning process during which the...
Lookout: Oregon Thrives as It Protects Owls
By now, the timber communities of Oregon were supposed to be ghost towns. There was going to be an epidemic of foreclosures, a recession so crippling it would mean "We'll be up to our neck in owls, and every millworker will be out of a job," as President...
Moving Up, Stepping Down, Pushing Ahead
A series of significant actions was taken by AMERICAN FORESTS' Board of Directors at its early November meeting. One was the naming of W.D. (Bill) Ticknor of Orient, Ohio, to a two-year term as president. Ticknor succeeds Donald C. Willeke, an attorney...
Return of the Cougar
"HARLEY, I THINK I FOUND ONE."Harley Shaw walks over and follows my gaze to the ground at my feet. He slips off his pack and squats for a closer examination. Nestled in the loose dirt is the outline of a mountain lion track--a big one."Good eyes," he...
Reviews -- Clearcut: The Tragedy of Industrial Forestry Edited by Bill Devall
Clearcut: The Tragedy of Industrial Forestry by Bill Devall, editor. Sierra Club and Earth Island Press, 730 Polk St., San Francisco, CA 94109 (1993). 291 pp, large format. 76 b/w, 107 color photos. Hardcover, ISBN 0-87156-494-7. $50 plus $7 handling.This...
Reviews -- Saving Nature's Legacy: Protecting and Restoring Biodiversity by Reed F. Noss and Allen Y. Cooperrider
Saving Nature's Legacy: Protecting and Restoring Biodiversity by Reed F. Noss and Allen Y. Cooperrider, Island Press, 1718 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20009 (1994). 417 pp. 70 tables and figures. Paperback ISBN 1-55963-248-8. $27.50."We write...
Stone-Dead and Oily
OFF SEWARD, ALASKA, LAST SEPTEMBER, our boat wallowed in steel-gray swells as we watched humpback whales blow their noses (well, that thing in the top of their head works like a nose). Our guides told us that soon the whales would swim about 2,500 miles...
The Alien Saltcedar
It's probably just as well that the name of the first person to plant a saltcedar in the Southwest is lost to history. He, or she, was no doubt praised some 200 years ago for the inspiration that brought a source of shade and wood to the sun-baked desert....
The Quincy Library Group
POSTED: No clearcutting on U.S. Forest Service land. No logging or grazing near streams. Timber processed at local mills. By mutual decree of loggers and environmentalists.IF THE "POSTED" sign at right sounds like a scene from The Peaceable Kingdom,...
The Woodlot
IT'S JUST A SMALL woodlot--maybe five acres, practically in town. It was the primary reason we chose this 11-acre tract. Deer wander into the meadow, stop to drink at the creek, and sometimes come up to browse on the white Dutch clover we planted over...
Tragedy at Storm King
On July 2, 1994, during a year of drought and at a time of low humidity and record high temperatures, lightning ignited a fire seven miles west of Glenwood, Springs, Colorado. The fire began on a ridge, which was paralleled by two canyons called the...
Watch out, Barney-It's Mollie Mole!
If they can shinny up to a seat on the first branch or hide out in a neighbor's tree house, most kids take naturally to trees. But when it comes to teaching them specifics like root systems or tree identification, the subject is more likely to produce...
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