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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. 125, No. 1, Winter/Spring

2018 Forests in Focus Photo Contest Winners
1 GRAND PRIZE WINNER"Desert Canvas"PHOTOGRAPHER: Everett Bloom (CA) LOCATION: Joshua Tree National Park, Calif.PHOTOGRAPHER'S PERSPECTIVE:"Star trails during a full moon. This is about 4 hours of photos. The tree is illuminated from behind by a car's...
Alliance Data
CORPORATE ANALYTICS and the great outdoors are a new perfect pairing thanks to Alliance Data, a leading global provider of data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions. A leader in their industry Alliance Data is on a mission to unlock the value of data...
A New Congress and Recent Legislative Victories
THE START OF A NEW CONGRESS, like the start of the new year, is an important time to count blessings and dream big for the coming year.The 116th Congress began on the heels of aremarkable legislative success in December: the 2018 Farm Bill passed with...
A Wolverine Revival
ON THE EVE OF THE 2015 SUPER BOWL, five words, like five toes, made an indelible track in the landscape of my mind. Easy Pass trap just triggered. Let the wolverine games begin.I received the text from U.S. Forest Service biologist John Rohrer, who had...
Bruce and Carol Barge
BRUCE AND CAROL BARGE consider themselves lucky to have spent their childhoods growing up in forested, rural areas - Bruce in Minnesota and Carol in Colorado."We took it for granted, living out in open space and nature," Carol says. "As we've gotten...
Emily Russell, Director of Major Gifts
GREEN KINGFISHER. Altamira oriole. Vermillion flycatcher. Before my recent trip to the southern tip of Texas for the Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival, I knew these creatures merely by their vibrant names. But, having now been on my first official birding...
Food Forests Nurture the Community
THE FOOD FOREST that was planted last fall on a triangle of land in Dorchester is about more than trees in this under-resourced area of Boston. It's about healing from the past and launching a bright new future for Boston green spaces.With the support...
Forests for AU
WHEN I THINK ABOUT MY MOST sobering moments of 2018, many of them tie to our nation's growing inequities denned by factors like income and race. From yawning income gaps to chilling examples of people being targeted on the basis of race, gender or sexual...
Making Forests Green Again
KEEPING GREEN FORESTS GREEN (and healthy) has been a priority for Dana Walsh for more than a decade. Currently a silviculturist in Eldorado National Forest, Walsh has worked for the U.S. Forest Service for the entirety of her career and, in recent years,...
Out of the Ashes
CALIFORNIA is no stranger to wildfire. In the San Bernardino Mountains of Southern California, one project is working hard to reforest areas that were previously burnt.Mountain Communities Wildfire ReLeaf (ReLeaf) is administered by the Mojave Desert...
Sarah Schmid, Corporate Giving Manager
I RECENTLY HAD THE CHANCE to help with an American Forests' Community ReLeaf planting in Baltimore's Carrollton Ridge neighborhood. Being a relatively new employee at American Forests, I was very excited to get my hands dirty and see first-hand the impact...
Seeking Ancient Cypress
MARK BABB, owner of Ghost River Outfitters, hoists my kayak up the muddy bank, avoiding the exposed roots of a downed tree. I stand up and steady myself bn a branch as he pulls the kayak around the tangle of roots and back into the Wolf River, a Mississippi...
The Other Champion Trees
IN AMERICAN FORESTS' NATIONAL CHAMPION TREE PROGRAM, size isn't everything: It's the only thing. By definition, ' every adult tree, champion or not, is at least 13 feet tall. Even the tallest human has to look up to the smallest tree. It's no wonder...
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