New film & resources to help YOU save forests!
A new, short, animated (and upbeat!) film was recently created by the Old-Growth Forest Network (OGFN). The film takes you on a 4-minute journey that represents 300 years in the life of a forest. The film is perfect for anyone who cares about, teaches about, or works in forests. Forest ecologist and OGFN founder Dr. Joan Maloof created this film to engagingly answer the question of "How do forests recover after disturbance?" This short video provides a great learning experience: discover details about the structure and biodiversity in forests, and how certain management practices like tree thinning and harvesting interfere with the natural recovery of - and diverse life that resides within - a healthy forest. View it online here or by clicking the image at right!

Our website is also home to fantastic new resources for you! Check out this new page on our site where you can download a paper about "Preservation Cores." The "Preservation Core" concept is the newest, broadly science-backed innovation in American forestry. This practical paper is a must-read for any foresters, forest managers, or others engaged in land use planning within working forests. Both small and large landowners and land trusts can benefit from implementing Preservation Cores in their forests. In a nutshell, Preservation Cores consist of a preserved core area of unlogged, protected "baseline" forest within a working forest. The paper not only outlines the basics of what a Preservation Core is, but also gives a well-cited overview of the sound science underpinning the Preservation Core as a forestry practice.'


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