Magazine article American Forests

From Orangutans to Eagles

Magazine article American Forests

From Orangutans to Eagles

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For the 17th year, AMERICAN FORESTS is helping communities around the world restore tree cover through its Global ReLeaf Forests program. One million trees will be planted in projects ranging from Malaysian orangutan forest and Mexican monarch habitat to urban communities along an expressway in Illinois and eagle habitat near Denver.

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Here's a look at what some of your Global ReLeaf dollars can plant this year. For a complete list, visit www.americanforests.org; every dollar plants a tree.

* In Alabama's Talladega National Forest, 48,000 longleaf pine to restore a healthy ecosystem for endangered red-cockaded woodpecker.

* In California, 169,000 trees in burned areas of Eldorado National Forest to restore 10 spotted owl protected activity centers and two northern goshawk sites.

* In Colorado, restore water quality at a Denver watershed, home to bald eagle winter roost sites.

* In Illinois, restore Emiquon Preserve, a pre-European-settlement landscape of backwater lakes, wetlands, and forests virtually unmatched in the Midwest. Also, make the drive more palatable--and life nearby cleaner and quieter--by planting conifers along Elgin-O'Hare Expressway.

* Continue restoration at Maryland's unique Cranesville Swamp Preserve (see page 26).

* In Oregon, 55,000 ponderosa pine and western larch to provide winter habitat for elk in Umatilla National Forest.

* In Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, revert about 20 wooded acres overrun by invasive plants back into native hardwood forest. …

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