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Our Programs | American Forests

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The threats to forests are varied and complex. To answer this challenge, American Forests rejects a one-size-fits-all approach, and instead uses a variety of programs to address the many facets of forest protection and restoration. We plant trees, educate the public on the importance of forests, unite local experts to assist their communities, advocate for forests in public policy issues, and much more.

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What We Do | American Forests

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Plant trees– For over two decades, our Global ReLeaf program has worked on more than 600 projects with local partners to plant trees in every state, and in 38 countries around the world.

 

ensure health of urban forests– American Forests works to promote understanding of the value of trees’ many important environmental and ecological services in your community.

 

restore forest ecosystems– American Forests rebuilds forests; in some cases restoring a degraded forest, in others, rebuilding a destroyed ecosystem from scratch.

 

educate the public– We believe that an educated public will undertake responsible forest stewardship when they understand what trees and forests do for the environment and for us.

 

advocate for sound forest policy- On the national level, we work with policymakers to advocate for increased support for research and programs to benefit forests, the training of an ecosystem workforce, and the development of monitoring systems.

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American Forests, the oldest national nonprofit conservation organization in the country, advocates for the protection and expansion of forests.
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Why It Matters | American Forests

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Biodiversity-A greater variety of life makes a forest better able to withstand and recover from disease, harmful infestations, wildfires, and other threats.

 

Clean air and water-Forests supply most of the freshwater flow in the US, and clean our atmosphere by intercepting airborne particles, carbon dioxide, and other greenhouse gases.

 

Medicine and health-Trees not only create a healthier environment, they also provide a wide variety of medicines.

 

Social benifits-Greener urban areas encourage more healthy social interaction between adults and children. They’ve also been a proven deterrent to graffiti, property crime, and even violent crime.

 

Recreation-Forests are a big part of why Americans love to get outdoors. They provide places for hikers, bicyclists, fishermen, hunters, and families of all ages to play and exercise.

 

Climate-Forests and climate are directly linked, both on the local and global scale. Healthy forests contribute to regular weather patterns, and help to combat the drastic changes that come from global climate change.

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American Forests – About Us | American Forests

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Since 1990, we have planted more than 40 million trees. We replant forests destroyed by human action and by natural disasters.
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