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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. 122, No. 3, Fall

A Commitment to Greenspace Takes Root in Dallas
EVERY FOUR MINUTES on average, Dallas gains a new resident. While this city's landscape is notable for the continuous construction of highways, homes, retail and office space, it's also notable for what it's missing - a corresponding growth of trees...
Amour Vert
SHOCKED TO DISCOVER that fashion is the second-largest polluting industry in the world after big oil, Amour Vert cofounders Christoph Frehsee and Linda Balti felt inspired to rebuild more environmentally-friendly wardrobes. But, the husband-and-wife...
Conifer Cruising
Still, even after setting out on foot, up old logging roads, it does not feel terribly exotic. There are the six standard conifers of the region-one cedar, two firs and three pines - but two of those, Jeffrey and ponderosa pine, are almost indistinguishable....
Daniel Dey: Research Forester, Project Leader, U.S. Forest Service
DANIEL DEY is a Project Leader & Research Forester in the Northern Research Station of the U.S. Forest Service. He manages a research unit that conducts research on forest management issues and problems in the Central Hardwood Region throughout the...
Escape to Alaska
THIS PAST SUMMER, friends and members of American Forests joined us for an exclusive adventure in Denali National Park. We were lucky enough for photographer Chuck Fazio, our Artist-in-Residence, to tag along! Fazio also explored several other Alaskan...
Ian Leahy, Director of Urban Forests Programs
FOR ALL THE EXCITING URBAN greening projects I get to be involved in across the country, there's nothing quite like coming home. Metro Detroit not only forged me but also my passion for urban sustainability. I grew up watching the city's well-documented...
Jeff Lerner, Vice President of Conservation Programs
IN 1989, HURRICANE HUGO wreaked havoc on the Southeastern United States. Where it made landfall in South Carolina, dozens of communities were damaged and several people died due to flood waters. Among the casualties was Francis Marion National Forest,...
New Online
AFTER SEVERAL MONTHS in the making, we are excited to announce the launch of a brand new American Forests website, full of new features designed to show our members just how much of a difference their support is making. These are a few of the changes...
Our Best Idea
LAST YEAR, AS I RODE with a group through a blizzard deep in the heart of Yellowstone National Park in an ancient Bombardier, we were completely surrounded by a herd ofbison using the road to navigate the snowstorm. The day before, we had a "three dog...
Proposed Endangered Species Delisting of Yellowstone Grizzly Bears
AMERICAN FORESTS emphatically expressed our reservations to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) regarding the delisting of the grizzly bear in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE). As a primarily forested ecosystem, American Forests has a direct...
Rebuilding the Home of the "People of the Forest"
THE WIRY, RED BROWN HAIR of an orangutan glistens under spotted sun as she swings lower in the rainforest canopy to pluck a Durian fruit, daughter clinging tightly to her long hair. Along the foliage-carpeted ground, a tiger stalks a wild boar from behind...
Richard Kabat
RICHARD KABAT, an American Forests Board member and New York City-area native, was initially introduced to forests as a child, when he went to camp in the Adirondacks. There, he says he learned to care about forests as a wonderful place to go and be...
Senate Appropriations Committee and the House Chamber Passes Respective Interior Bills
BOTH THE SENATE AND HOUSE Appropriations Committees passed the FY 2017 Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Bills. Each bill is for $32 billion in funding, a $340 million reduction from FY2016. The House of Representatives passed...
The Fire's Edge
North Star, a massive wildfire that began burning in northeastern Washington State in August 2015, was referred to by newspapers and experts as a "mega-fire." Ultimately determined to be humancaused, it was estimated at more than 200,000 acres in early-...
The Making of a Leader in Forestry
MARY WAGNER, Associate Chief of the U.S. Forest Service, retired in June 2016, after 34 years. Yet, her appetite for the outdoor world started at a young age. Mary grew up in Southern California, one of four siblings whose working parents' idea of a...
Thin Green Line: The Heroic Work of Game Gardens
Game wardens are known by various names, including conservation officers, conservation police, wildlife enforcement agents, fish wardens, fish and game wardens, rangers, etc. In most states game wardens are part of a state resources agency, with the...
Whole Foods Market
WHOLE FOODS MARKET® and American Forests first partnered last December to plant a tree for every Christmas tree sold in Whole Foods Market stores in the U.S. and Canada. With sleigh bells jingling and much merriment, more than 70,000 trees were purchased,...
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