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. 103, No. 3, Autumn

Aldo Leopold: A Fierce Green Fire
ALDO LEOPOLD: A FIERCE GREEN FIRE by Marybeth Lorbiecke. Falcon Publishing Co., Helena, MT (1996). 220 pp., cloth, ISBN 1-56044-478-9, $19.95. Here is the plain story of a man's life, a warm and human biography of Aldo Leopold as son, husband, father,...
A Plan for Liveable Communities
Where do we go from here to make our cities more sustainable, pleasant places to live? Three experts take their best shot. The Essence of Sustainable Planning by JIM SCHWAB, ALCP Planning and sustainability are naturally complementary ideas. It is all...
Banking on Citizen Action
FROM HELPING TO PROMOTE TOURISM TO CREATING JOBS, TREE GROUPS ARE PROVING THEY'RE A CASH CROP FOR COMMUNITIES. Nonprofit tree groups are traditionally known for the environmental, social, and psychological support they give their communities. But as...
Forest Forum
YOUR MEMBER-TO-MEMBER COMMUNICATION NETWORK Of Clearcuts and Floods editor: Your editor's reply was superb in your Summer '97 issue to the three letters complaining about the factuality of an earlier article you carried on clearcutting causing flooding....
Forest Studies Are Blast's Legacy
ecologists have long been aware of the role disturbance plays in forest ecosystems. Wildfires, windstorms, insect infestations, and disease invigorate natural forests by creating new habitats and maintaining diversity That's one reason ecologists Jerry...
Healing the Soul, Healing the Earth
PEOPLE WHO MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR TREES AND FORESTS What inspires a person to be kind and generous after enduring poverty, cruelty, and loneliness? The story of Jerry Chlypniacz-a native of Ukraine who has raised more than $4000 for AMERICAN FORESTS'...
"Hot Spots" Theory Shows Promise
One of the most difficult questions facing conservationists today is how to effectively manage dwindling numbers of endangered wildlife while remaining sensitive to the needs of nearby communities. A recent report suggests that focusing on a few critical...
Remembering Sarajevo's Children
A host of Global ReLeaf International partners have pledged support for AMERICAN FORESTS'Trees for Sarajevo project, which seeks to plant 1,600 trees in the U.S. and Sarajevo in memory of that city's fallen children. The first tree in Sarajevo was planted...
Wasp Comeback: Bad News for Gypsy Moths?
Pennsylvania officials recently released 1,000 Indian wasps (aleiodes indiscretus) they hope will combat the spread of the destructive gypsy moth caterpillar. With a little luck and a lot of patience, experts say, the wasps might establish the first...
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