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Perception is Reality

In June Two Sides North America, a “nonprofit organization created to promote the responsible production, use and sustainability of print and paper”, released the results of a survey it had commissioned to better understand consumer attitudes about the sustainability of print and paper.

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India to Spend Billions on Environmental Benefits Forests Provide North Americans for Free

The Indian government says it will invest over $6 billion to reforest roughly 12 percent of the country. India is roughly one-third the size of the United States but home to nearly four times as many people (1.2 billion).

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Everyday is Arbor Day

Grant Wood’s 1932 painting titled “Arbor Day” portrays a group of school children planting a tree outside of their country schoolhouse in an otherwise treeless Iowa landscape. It has become an iconic representation of a national observance established over a century ago. This image, and countless others like it, offer a portrayal of tree-planting that is certainly worth celebrating

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A Century-Long Environmental Success Story

A Century-Long Environmental Success Story

It’s been 46 years since the first Earth Day, an event that gave rise to the modern environmental movement. Earth Day was inspired by widespread concern about the ability of the planet to sustain itself under the pressure of the food, material and energy requirements...

An Overlooked Connection: Clean Water & Forest Products

An Overlooked Connection: Clean Water & Forest Products

The role that forests play in the water cycle is widely known and celebrated. Yet, many are unaware of the contributions of forest product markets in the forest/water relationship.Monday was International Forests Day. Tuesday was World Water Day. In...

Let Spring Rejuvenation Begin!

Let Spring Rejuvenation Begin!

A well-managed forest is a healthy forest.
We all value trees and a forest that’s recently been thinned, clear cut, or managed through a controlled burn is not the prettiest sight. It’s only temporary and is important for the long-term health of a forest.

Working Forests Want to Contribute to a Low-Carbon Future

Working Forests Want to Contribute to a Low-Carbon Future

The United States Supreme Court recently stayed implementation of the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan (CPP), which seeks to limit carbon pollution from power plants. While the development might generate bigger headlines, a story worth watching is the...

Pro-Forest New Year’s Resolution

Pro-Forest New Year’s Resolution

In the spirit of using the early days of the New Year to consider life-improving resolutions, here’s one for your consideration. If you value America’s forests, use more wood.  The United States is rich in forest resources. We have over 750 million acres of...

Forest Sustainability into the Future

Forest Sustainability into the Future

A recent NPR Marketplace report said forestland sales could spike in 2016 and raised concerns about the future as aging landowners weigh their options or children uninterested in continuing a family’s timber heritage…

Primetime for Political Activism is Here!

Primetime for Political Activism is Here!

The primetime for political activism is here! Your senators and representatives will be in their home districts for the entire month of August to listen to you, their constituents. This is your opportunity to make sure your elected officials are doing their jobs representing you.

Q&A with Rep.Glenn “GT” Thompson

Q&A with Rep.Glenn “GT” Thompson

Congressman Glenn Thompson represents the 5th District of Pennsylvania, located in Central Pennsylvania. As a descendent of a long line of dairy farmers, Representative Thompson is a proud and active member of the House Agriculture Committee, where he currently serves...