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2020 Policy Wins
WRITTEN BY NATALIE ALEX,
POLICY MANAGER AT THE AMERICAN FOREST FOUNDATION

T

hough the COVID-19
pandemic, catastrophic
wildfires, and damaging
hurricanes have put a strain
on family landowners and rural
communities, state and federal
lawmakers have amplified the
importance of our nation's forests in
fighting these natural disasters and
recovering from pandemic-induced
economic damage. This work could
not have been done without your

36 WOODLAND * Winter 2020

outreach and advocacy. Your work
has helped ensure our family forests
will stay healthy and sustainable.
Here's what we were able to
accomplish in 2020 thanks to you: 
Forest as a Key
Natural Climate Solution
Forests' role in the fight against
the climate crisis has attracted more
attention in Congress as forest
management has been increasingly

recognized as a vital aspect to
climate resilience and adaptation.
Congressman Westerman's Trillion
Trees Act, the White House's Trillion
Trees Initiative, and various climate
reports published by Congress, all
include natural climate solutions as
an important piece of our country's
climate action and key to growing
rural economies.
Lawmakers are not only seeing
forestry as a vital natural climate


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Woodland - Winter 2020

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Woodland - Winter 2020

Our Forests & Our Future
Cutthroat Brook Tree Farm & North Quabbin Land Trust Provide Accessible Trails
Forest Interactions
Outreach & Connections Through Virtual Events
Planting Seeds for the Future of Family Forestry
Woods, Wildlife and Warblers Program Obtain Funding for Expansion
Overcoming the Forester Capacity Challenge in the Western U.S.
2020 Policy Wins
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Woodland - Winter 2020 - Our Forests & Our Future
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Woodland - Winter 2020 - Cutthroat Brook Tree Farm & North Quabbin Land Trust Provide Accessible Trails
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Woodland - Winter 2020 - Forest Interactions
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Woodland - Winter 2020 - Planting Seeds for the Future of Family Forestry
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Woodland - Winter 2020 - Woods, Wildlife and Warblers Program Obtain Funding for Expansion
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Woodland - Winter 2020 - Overcoming the Forester Capacity Challenge in the Western U.S.
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Woodland - Winter 2020 - 2020 Policy Wins
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