Certified Tree Farmers and other family forest owners know that their woodlands need a lot of care and maintenance to produce a high-quality forest.Read More >Categories: News News for Forest Landowners Resources for Forest Landowners
Do you ever wonder what our nation’s forests are going to look like when your grandchildren or your great-grandchildren inherit them?Read More >Categories: News
The interim results from the 2011 USFS National Woodland Owner Survey should give everyone who cares about the benefits that come from forests—clean water, clean air, wildlife habitat, scenic beauty, outdoor recreation, wood products, and good paying rural jobs—cause for concern.Read More >Categories: News News for Forest Landowners Resources for Forest Landowners
In honor of Earth Day 2013, I’ve compiled a list of five tips we can all do to protect America's forests.Read More >Categories: Environmental Education News News for Forest Landowners
We are proud to recognize the 2013 Regional Outstanding Inspectors of the Year! These four outstanding Inspectors were selected based on their demonstrated commitment to the American Tree Farm System, a program of AFF. The Regional and National Outstanding Inspector of the Year awards are generously sponsored by our partners at STIHL.Read More >Categories: News News for Forest Landowners
The Maryland DNR Forest Service works tirelessly to ensure private landowners have the tools and information they need to tackle threats like the EAB head on. Beyond the identification and reporting information we provide for the general public, landowners can also receive technical assistance and advice for management options moving forward.
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It's baseball season again, and can't wait to see my Orioles in action. Did you know that most wooden baseball bats are made from ash trees? Unfortuntely for my fellow baseball fans, there's something nefarious lurking in America's trees and devastating our primary source of bat wood: the emerald ash borer.Read More >Categories: News News for Forest Landowners Policy
Shortly after graduating from forestry school, I joined the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Forest Service and have been working for the agency for 29 years. Today, I have the pleasure of serving as Maryland’s State Forester. I serve on the American Forest Foundation’s Board of Trustees, among other things, and am a huge supporter of the American Tree Farm System® and Project Learning Tree® programs.Read More >Categories: News News for Forest Landowners Profile
What has always excited me about my work here at the American Forest Foundation is the privilege of meeting woodland owners and hearing stories of their family ground. That legacy – so often carried from generation to generation – is what inspires all of us here at AFF to work on behalf of those who are the caretakers of America’s private forests.Read More >Categories: News Opinion
When I first contemplated the topic of what inspires Americans to donate to a cause, my initial thoughts were that people gave to nonprofit charities based upon their emotions. According to research conducted on this topic, emotions don’t play as much of a factor as we think.Read More >Categories: News
Tick, tock. Congress’ sequestration deadline is 11:59 tonight. With so much disagreement, there’s a lot of uncertainty as to whether lawmakers will be able to come to an agreement on how to cut spending by the mandated $85 billion for this fiscal year. Read about how this will affect America's family forests.Read More >Categories: News News for Forest Landowners Policy
Foresters, want an easy way to promote yourself online? You don’t have to build and maintain an elaborate website. Let us handle the coding and the server costs. My Land Plan’s forester profiles tell landowners about the work you do in a professional and easy-to-update format.Read More >Categories: News
Happy Valentine’s Day, forest lovers!Read More >Categories: News News for Forest Landowners Resources for Forest Landowners
ACES and Ecosystem Markets 2012 was held in sunny Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. This was the first year that three signature events--A Community on Ecosystem Services (ACES), the Ecosystem Markets Conference, and the Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP)--joined together to host more than 500 people from 21 countries and five Indian Nations.Read More >Categories: News
There’s certainly a lot of rhetoric flying around Washington about impending tax increases if Congress doesn’t act by the end of the year. All Americans need to know that the estate tax is not just about the 1%. It’s a forest conservation issue that could impact millions of acres of forestland if Congress doesn’t act.Read More >Categories: News News for Forest Landowners Policy
The 2012 wildfire season could soon be one of the worst on record. Family forest owners need all the conservation tools they can get, and yet resources for private forest owners have diminished steadily over the last decade. That's one reason why AFF launched MyLandPlan.org.
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The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) and State Employee Giving Programs support eligible non-profit organizations that provide health and human services throughout the world, including AFF. To suppoer AFF, check off #12049 - under Conservation and Preservation Charities. Thanks!Read More >Categories: News
Here at PLT GreenSchools!, our summer has been a busy one! We’ve used the time to make the GreenSchools! program even better for students and teachers. We’re beginning the 2012-13 school year with some exciting developments.Read More >Categories: Environmental Education News PLT GreenSchools!
Chuck Leavell is an American Tree Farm System Certified Tree Farmer, keyboardist with the Rolling Stones, and co-founder of Mother Nature Network. Chuck helped celebrate the 150th anniversary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and shared his thoughts on conservation, working forests, and USDA leadership.Read More >Categories: News News for Forest Landowners
High school science teacher Michael Hotz has “been doing green things for years and years and years.” Ever since his school, Wyandotte High School in Kansas City, KS, became a PLT GreenSchool!, his students have accomplished much more.Read More >Categories: Environmental Education News PLT GreenSchools!
Last week, the Senate Agriculture Committee passed the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012, more commonly referred to as the Farm Bill, with a bipartisan 16-5 vote. After months of working with staff to make sure the Farm Bill works for forest owners, the American Forest Foundation is excited to see the committee take a big step forward.Read More >Categories: News News for Forest Landowners Policy Resources for Forest Landowners
Today, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the winners of the inaugural Green Ribbon Schools competition and we're thrilled that ten PLT GreenSchools! are among those recognized as the “best of the best.”Read More >Categories: Environmental Education News PLT GreenSchools!
Five educators who use environmental education as a tool to teach core subjects and foster environmental stewardship were named the 2012 National Outstanding Educators by Project Learning Tree®.Read More >Categories: Environmental Education News
Happy leaping February 29!
It's pretty cool that today—a leap day—gives us some extra time to accomplish our goals this year. AFF has some ideas for activities that you can use your leap day time for.
The 2012 Farm Bill reauthorization process has begun! Today, the Senate Agriculture Committee held a Farm Bill conservation hearing, which focused on strengthening conservation in the 2012 Farm Bill.Read More >Categories: News News for Forest Landowners Policy
What does the closing of 1,009 sawmills and the loss of 294,000 full-time jobs mean for the future of the forest products industry? the decline of the forest sector has serious implications for forest health and the future of America’s forests.Read More >Categories: News Opinion Policy
Tree Farmer and musician Chuck Leavell was included in the 2012 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Awards! Beyond his recognition as a talented and respected musician, Leavell is hugely involved with tree farming, wildlife, and forest management. In 1999, Chuck and his wife Rose Lane were selected as the National Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year, sponsored by STIHL, and their incredible conservation work on Georgia's Charlane Plantation continues to this day.Read More >Categories: News News for Forest Landowners
AFF recently awarded more than $24,000 in Project Learning Tree GreenWorks! grants to schools and youth organizations in 19 states to help students complete environmental action projects.Read More >Categories: Environmental Education News
The holidays are a time when I can help out those who are less fortunate and support my community, in order to celebrate one another. When you are making your year-end donations this year, please consider a gift to the American Forest Foundation.Read More >Categories: Environmental Education News News for Forest Landowners
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Greetings! Cheecker here, writing you from the forest—my favorite place in the world. I’m here with some great tips on how to get you and your family back into nature this fall.Read More >Categories: Environmental Education News
Environmental Education was handed a “big win” yesterday when the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee reported the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) out of committee with a bi-partisan vote of 15-7.
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A new Forest Service study confirms wood is the greenest of green building materials, particularly wood that is certified as sustainable by credible forest certification systems.Read More >Categories: News Policy
Invasive species present a major threat to America’s family forests. Nonnative insects and plants that migrate to non-indigenous forests can wreak havoc. More than 27 million acres of state, county and private forests are at risk in the United States. The Continental Dialogue on Non-Native Forest Insects and Diseases is a collaborative effort among hundreds of member organizations and concerned individuals to abate the threat of non-native pests and pathogens in North America.
I am grateful that the Albuquerque airport has free Wi-Fi—I couldn’t wait until I was home to upload and share photos from my first National Tree Farmer Convention. Here are links to my most memorable moments from last week’s event in New Mexico.Read More >Categories: News News for Forest Landowners
Did you know the water from your faucet could be naturally filtered by a forest, instead of by a water treatment plant? Forest to Faucet is one of many student activities available in Project Learning Tree (PLT)’s new high school curriculum Exploring Environmental Issues: Focus on Forests. This educational guide teaches students about forest health, fresh water supply, our changing climate, who owns America’s forests, and more.Read More >Categories: Environmental Education News
Environmental education is finally getting the attention it deserves – from Members of Congress at the federal level, to State Boards of Education at the local level.
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For conservationists, the concept of doing right by the land is supposed to be engrained in our every action, but is it so? Can we honestly say, without a doubt, that we are doing what’s best for our natural world?Read More >Categories: News Opinion
My family has owned woodlands in Wisconsin for three generations.
I spent my childhood surrounded by 200 acres of forests of maple, ash, oak and walnut trees, playing and learning in the woods. I love it in Wisconsin.
The American Forest Foundation (AFF) is co-hosting the 4th annual Ecosystem Markets Conference here this week because we think that environmental markets are key to the future of America's forests (and Wisconsin is the home of Aldo Leopold!).Read More >Categories: News Policy
I’m trying to get work done in the crunch time before our National Tree Farmer Convention and have to pause to reflect on the amazing corps of volunteers that ATFS relies on. This is even more apparent to me in the recent days with fires burning across the country.Read More >Categories: News News for Forest Landowners
On Tuesday, Maryland became the first state in the nation to require students be environmentally literate in order to graduate from high school.
“I am thrilled about the environmental literacy requirement for students to be able to graduate in Maryland,” said Dr. Sarah Haines, Director of the Center for Science & Mathematics Education in the Department of Biological Sciences at Towson University, and Maryland Project Learning Tree State Coordinator.Read More >Categories: Environmental Education News Policy
It’s usually next to impossible to get folks in Washington to agree on anything. And yet, when it comes to protecting our natural resources, you can bet that there is little to argue about. On June 21, the American Forest Foundation, The Nature Conservancy, the Land Trust Alliance and more than 350 other organizations released a letter to the Obama Administration and Congress to protect conservation programs in the federal budget.Read More >Categories: News News for Forest Landowners Policy
Since 1994, Project Learning Tree has formally recognized the efforts of outstanding educators for their commitment to environmental education, their exemplary use of PLT, and their exceptional teaching skills.
On June 7, the second day of the Project Learning Tree conference in Montgomery, Texas, our coordinators gathered for the 2011 National Outstanding Educator awards presentation. Check out some photos on www.facebook.com/projectlearningtree.Read More >Categories: Environmental Education News
Last week I trekked South with AFF's Southern Forest Conservation Director, Paul Trianosky, to southeast Mississippi to test the waters for the Foundation’s latest pilot project.Read More >Categories: News News for Forest Landowners Resources for Forest Landowners
Wood products are good for jobs, particularly in rural economies, and strong markets for wood products help keep working forests as forests. Secretary Tom Vilsack and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently developed a new green building strategy to promote wood products as an environmentally preferable building material. AFF, along with 40 conservation, landowner and industry partners, want to thank USDA for its continuing leadership on this issue by becoming a cheerleader for wood products.Read More >Categories: News News for Forest Landowners Policy
By investing in ecosystem services, municipalities can cut their budgets for pollution remediation technologies and clean-up tremendously.Read More >Categories: News Policy
Six English field maples and two hornbeams were placed inside Westminster Abbey for the Royal Wedding ceremony.Read More >Categories: News
Project Learning Tree's Kathy McGlauflin spent the morning outdoors at the Department of Education headquarters in D.C. and was present during the announcement of the Green Ribbon schools program.Read More >Categories: Environmental Education News PLT GreenSchools!
USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Monday $1 million in funding to connect youth to the great outdoors, by way of Children's Forest programs and More Kids in the Woods projects.Read More >Categories: Environmental Education News
At the U.S. celebration of the U.N.'s 2011 International Year of Forests, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the USDA's new strategy to promote the use of wood as a green building material.Read More >Categories: News Policy
We had a terrific meeting with Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Chief Dave White, their National Forester Bruce Wight, and the Director of Ecological Services Terrell Erickson on Tuesday, March 22. The purpose of the meeting was to sign a memorandum of understanding between NRCS and the American Forest Foundation with two key elements.Read More >Categories: News News for Forest Landowners Policy Resources for Forest Landowners
Concerned Senators are leading a bipartisan effort, urging agencies to promote sustainable, American grown wood in their green building policies. In particular, current USDA Forest Service policies mandate the United States Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system for building construction, despite the fact that it discourages the use of wood products.Read More >Categories: News
Five individuals who use environmental education to spur students’ enthusiasm to learn were named the 2011 National Outstanding Educators by AFF’s Project Learning Tree (PLT) program.Read More >Categories: Environmental Education News
In celebration of the 65th anniversary of the state Tree Farm Program, the South Carolina Tree Farm Committee held on March 2 its first Legislative Day at the State House.Read More >Categories: News News for Forest Landowners
Five individuals who use environmental education to spur students’ enthusiasm to learn were named the 2011 National Outstanding Educators by AFF’s Project Learning Tree (PLT) program.Read More >Categories: Environmental Education News
Colorado has experienced multiple severe threats to the health of its forests over the past decade. Years of extreme drought resulted in some of the most damaging wildfires on record. At the same time, some four million acres of Lodgepole Pine were being devastated by the mountain pine beetle and our Ponderosa pine forests are now under attack.Read More >Categories: News Opinion
Hearing directly from our congressional champions underscored the important work ahead for the American Forest Foundation at the Board of Trustees meeting held in Washington, D.C. on March 1.Read More >Categories: News
Georgia’s private forests provide people with services worth more than $37.6 billion per year, according to a new report made public today in Atlanta. “Quantifying the Value of Non-Timber Ecosystem Services from Georgia’s Private Forests”, supported in part by AFF, was presented to Gov. Nathan Deal at the Georgia State Capitol.Read More >Categories: News News for Forest Landowners
On a visit to Penn State this week, President Obama outlined his Better Buildings Initiative, a plan to increase energy efficiency in businesses-setting his sights high with a goal of making commercial buildings 20 percent more energy efficient over the next decade.Read More >Categories: News News for Forest Landowners
Yesterday I had the pleasure of taking part in a ceremony to recognize the students and staff at Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom Public Charter School – one of Project Learning Tree’s model GreenSchools! in Washington, DC – for their efforts to create a healthier school environment through proper nutrition and physical activity.Read More >Categories: Environmental Education News PLT GreenSchools!
The 2008 Farm Bill called on each state to complete a Statewide Forest Resource Assessment and Strategy by June 2010. Those assessments have now been published, and climate change is mentioned as a serious threat to forest health in all regions of the country.Read More >Categories: News News for Forest Landowners Policy
The estate tax has been a hot topic in Congress, becoming the main focus of debate over the past two weeks as Congress considered an extension of the Bush tax cuts. We are happy to say that the debate has been put to rest (for now).Read More >Categories: News News for Forest Landowners Policy
With all the deal-making that has gone on with the extension of the Bush tax cuts, you might be surprised that the estate tax has become the lightening rod for those who oppose the tax cut package.Read More >Categories: News News for Forest Landowners
AFF continues to call on Congress to fix the estate tax for America’s family forests.Read More >Categories: News News for Forest Landowners Policy
According to new data released by USDA, America’s forests play an important role in the fight against climate change. And private forests are particularly vital to reducing the carbon pollution that causes climate change.Read More >Categories: News News for Forest Landowners
Congress has done little this year to help address issues facing family forest owners. They failed to pass climate legislation that could create new market opportunities and other incentives for forest owners to sequester carbon and they have yet to address the estate tax, which is one of the biggest threats to America’s family forests. Gridlock and partisan battling have been the norm and solutions-focused legislation a rarity.Read More >Categories: News News for Forest Landowners Policy
Secretary Tom Vilsack released the USDA report, Private Forests, Public Benefits, that brings attention to the additional stress that our privately owned forests are facing from development, fragmentation and increased housing density. This is important to know since 56 percent of America’s forestland is privately owned by individuals and families.Read More >Categories: News News for Forest Landowners Policy
In April, President Obama established the Great Outdoors Initiative to develop a conservation and recreation agenda “worthy of the 21st Century and to reconnect people to the great outdoors.”Read More >Categories: News News for Forest Landowners
Using market forces to protect and restore America’s air, water and land was the theme of the 3rd Annual Conference on Ecosystem Markets, sponsored by the American Forest Foundation and World Resources Institute.Read More >Categories: News News for Forest Landowners
In an opinion article published today in the Richmond Times Dispatch, Tom Vilsack, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, says the tremendous economic and environmental costs of the Gulf oil spill make more apparent than ever the need to make the president’s vision for a 21st century clean energy economy a reality. “America can no longer rely on energy sources that are growing increasingly difficult to find and utilize,” he writes.Read More >Categories: News News for Forest Landowners Policy
Getting out of Washington, D.C. to hear first-hand about the challenges and opportunities facing America’s private forest landowners is one of the best parts of my job.
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Tom Martin, President and CEO of AFF, joined Secretary of USDA, Tom Vilsack, Undersecretary for Natural Resources and Environment, Harris Sherman, and Assistant Undersecretary Ann Wright at the National Summit of Rural America, held in Hillsboro, Missouri.Read More >Categories: News News for Forest Landowners
Last Tuesday, at Project Learning Tree’s 24th International Coordinators’ Conference in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, I had the great honor to recognize and award outstanding educators who make PLT come alive.Read More >Categories: Environmental Education News
ATFS announced today that the program formally recognizes Alabama’s Forest Stewardship plans as meeting management planning requirements for family forest landowners.Read More >Categories: News News for Forest Landowners
Today, the Forest Climate Working Group, a diverse coalition of forestry, conservation, industry, and carbon finance organizations let by AFF and the Trust for Public Land (TPL), weighed in with Senate leadership calling for a strong role for U.S. forests and harvested wood products in climate legislation.Read More >Categories: News News for Forest Landowners Policy
The new report released today by Harvard Forest and the Smithsonian Institute, Wildlands and Woodlands should be a wake up call to all of us that we need to work even more diligently to protect and enhance America’s woodlands.Read More >Categories: News News for Forest Landowners
Senator Blanche Lincoln, Chairwoman of the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry shared her thoughts on meeting with Tree Farmers.Read More >Categories: News
Today, Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Joe Lieberman (I-CT) released a climate and energy bill, after months of negotiation. Climate and energy legislation has the potential to stimulate new markets for family forest owners through carbon and forest biomass markets. By putting family forests to work on climate solutions, we can create more made-in-America jobs.Read More >Categories: News News for Forest Landowners
Thanks to the leadership of Congressman Stupak (D-MI) wood products language was included in an amendment that passed on the House floor as part of the legislation. The American Forest Foundation, along with other partner groups, has been working to secure the wood products addition.Read More >Categories: News News for Forest Landowners
While we anticipated the unveiling today of a draft outline of the bipartisan climate and energy legislation spearheaded by Senators Kerry, Graham and Lieberman, the announcement has been delayed.Read More >Categories: News Policy
The Arbor Day Foundation will honor seventeen individuals, organizations, and corporations for their tree planting, environmental education and conservation efforts including former AFF CEO & President, Laurence Wiseman.Read More >Categories: News
Follow Teddy Reynolds, a volunteer forester for the American Tree Farm System, on his journey to Africa.Read More >Categories: News
Come out support the AFF at our Earth Day Breakfast at the Mansion on O Street this Thursday April 22nd.Read More >Categories: News
It was inspiring, encouraging, and yet perhaps a bit frustrating to attend the White House Conference on America’s Great Outdoors today.Read More >Categories: Environmental Education News
President Obama spoke at the America’s Great Outdoors conference and emphasized the importance of private working lands, and the vital role of partnerships between government and private landowners.Read More >Categories: News News for Forest Landowners
At the White House Outdoors Conference, Bill Cronon, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison spoke eloquently about the “core American thread” -- sustaining our private and public lands to pass on to future generations.Read More >Categories: News Opinion
Tom Martin, President and CEO and Kathy McGlauflin, Sr VP for Education are guests today at the White House Conference on the OutdoorsRead More >Categories: News
AFF introduced it’s newly formed The Women’s Group last week at a luncheon in Pittsburgh. Eleven women from the Mid-Atlantic region who are involved with environmental conservation were inaugurated into this group. It was an event that succeeded in bringing together women from a variety of professions and backgrounds but who have some things in common.Read More >Categories: News
Project Learning Tree’s 2010 National Outstanding Educators encompass teaching excellence through their use of environmental education techniques designed by PLT.Read More >Categories: Environmental Education News
National Center for Atmospheric Research scientists report that controlled burns (prescribed fire is another term) used in forest management to reduce the underbrush and protect bigger trees, release substantially less carbon dioxide emissions than widlfires of the same size.Read More >Categories: News News for Forest Landowners
Everyday more and more landowners are deciding to seek certification for their Tree Farms. This growing trend toward Tree Farm certification is on the rise with the increasing demand from consumers for products like wood and paper that are produced in a sustainable manner from trees.Read More >Categories: News News for Forest Landowners
A recent Washington Post article entitled “The unintended ripples from the biomass subsidy program”, raised valid points concerning the issues facing the renewable energy and forest products industry.Read More >Categories: News News for Forest Landowners
Market-based conservation is exactly what it sounds like: conservation of natural areas supported by market mechanisms. This means providing woodland owners with an economic incentive to conserve their woodlands for clean air, clean water, and wildlife habitat. Because we haven’t historically put an economic value on ecosystem services, they are traditionally undervalued.Read More >Categories: News News for Forest Landowners
“Laws must incentivize carbon-cutting forest management practices,” says Chuck Leavell, Rolling Stones keyboard player, Georgia Tree Farmer, and AFF board member in a CNN.com opinion editorial.Read More >Categories: News Opinion
“Much of the focus at this week’s climate summit in Copenhagen will be on capping the emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases.Read More >Categories: News News for Forest Landowners
Punxsutawney Phil was just beginning to snuggle down in his borrow for the cold winter when Bill Cooper, a member of Phil’s “Inner Circle” of handlers, made one final request for a good cause. It seems the world-famous Phil was needed as a star attraction at a Washington, DC benefit for family woodland owners sponsored by the American Forest Foundation.Read More >Categories: News News for Forest Landowners
Coming soon: one-stop shopping for Tree Farmers. AFF and the U.S. Forest Service have signed a memo of understanding that recognizes each other’s program forest management plans equally.Read More >Categories: News Resources for Forest Landowners
Read about what the American Forest Foundation accomplished on your behalf in 2008.Read More >Categories: News
“I love to engage kids in learning about the environment through music,” says children’s performing artist and songwriter Billy B. Brennan. Billy B. has teamed with Project Learning Tree® (PLT) to produce a new CD — all about trees.Read More >Categories: Environmental Education News
The Eastman Chemical Company in East Texas, a Certified Tree Farm under the American Tree Farm System, was recently selected as a “Certified Forest Steward.”Read More >Categories: News News for Forest Landowners
Today, I was reading the March 2009 issue of The Forestry Source, okay so I’m a little behind in my reading. Anyway I read that my association, the Society of American Foresters (SAF), is an instrumental player in the creation of the National Museum of Forest Service History in Missoula, Montana. What a novel concept, a place where visitors can learn about the history of the USDA Forest Service in one of the most beautiful areas of the country - Montana, at least I think so.Read More >Categories: News
During Project Learning Tree’s annual conference, five educators were named 2009 National Outstanding Environmental Educators. These awards are widely recognized as a top honor by environmental educators who teach both in schools and via informal nature programs. The awards were presented on May 5 in recognition of National Teacher Day.Read More >Categories: Environmental Education News
Project Learning Tree (PLT), the environmental education program of the American Forest Foundation, is progressing rapidly on the development and implementation of its GreenSchools! program. In 2009, a pilot group of schools have been selected to trial a national GreenSchools! initiative. Students and teachers at 38 schools in ten states will receive training in environmental education and Project Learning Tree. Students will investigate environmental issues at their school and come up with an action plan to create a green and heathy learning environment. Based on their investigations, students will work with their community in service-learning projects to create a model GreenSchool.Read More >Categories: Environmental Education News PLT GreenSchools!
Project Learning Tree and its parent group, the American Forest Foundation, are partnering with EarthSky to produce absorbing radio spots and podcasts about our nation’s forests, and what forest landowners are doing to manage their lands.Read More >Categories: Environmental Education News
Washington, D.C. –Tom Martin will succeed Larry Wiseman as President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Forest Foundation.Read More >Categories: News
America’s family forest owners are an aging group, with one third over 65 years old and one fourth over 75. After a lifetime of forest stewardship, they are asking who will continue the forest when they’re gone–or who will develop it.Read More >Categories: News News for Forest Landowners
State Conservationist for Forest Stewardship Awards for 2008 were awarded by the American Forest Foundation to four Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) employees and their staffs in Alabama, Missouri, Washington and the Eastern Region of NRCS.Read More >Categories: News News for Forest Landowners