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Jad DaleyAmerican Forests has been restoring forests for more than 140 years. Since 1990 alone, they have planted nearly 60 million trees in forest restoration projects in all 50 states. Their impact? Profound and measurable. Recovering hundreds of thousands of acres of wildlife habitat, safeguarding watersheds, absorbing millions of tons of greenhouse gases and protecting some of America’s most stunning landscapes are on the list of their accomplishments. American Forests envisions a world in which forests are thriving and valued for their significant environmental, societal and economic benefits. Given the increasing reality of the impact of climate change, how do they establish priorities?  Where do they choose to focus? And how does the work they do impact our climate, our wildlife, our water and our people? Lots of questions and lots of powerful answers on this show.



  • American Forests has been taking care of our forests for 144 years. The vision is for healthy and resilient forests, across American, from cities to wilderness.
  • The stress on our forests, due to climate change, is unprecedented.
  • American Forests sees themselves as servant leaders – what do our forests need from us right now? How can we help our forests address climate change?
  • There are 3 things that American Forests brings together to successfully reach their mission and vision. Learn what those 3 things are – join us for this podcast!
  • How do we rally public and private sector organizations and citizens together to take the necessary action to preserve our forests? In place since 1875, American Forests has been doing the good work, rooted in science, for more than 140 years.
  • Climate change is equivalent to a tsunami in terms of threatening our trees – from the private home owner to the public lands. Trees are the key to slowing climate change – their ability to draw carbon down from our atmosphere is essential to reversing global warming.
  • US Forests and forest products capture and store 15% of our carbon emissions annually in the United States. If we can keep our forests healthy and intact, that capacity can double by scientific calculations.
  • How equitable are citizens access to trees and the benefits they bring? Join the dynamic dialogue with Jad on this podcast!
  • Over 2.5 million jobs come from the forest sector currently in the United States – and there is great opportunity for growth, particularly in rural communities.
  • We are facing a biodiversity crisis nationally and globally – on a scale we have never seen before; we are losing species at an incredible rate.
  • Jad shares very impactful stories of the work that they are doing today (and the dynamic partnerships they have formed that are contributing to their success) – listen to be inspired to take action in your life!
  • What brings Jad great hope about the current political landscape in America and the future of our forests? Great insight and a map for success shared on this show. Join us!



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