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Meet TyKeidra Young Who is Working to Advance Conservation Impact

Two years ago, the Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention Program (SFLR) transitioned from the U.S. Endowment to the American Forest Foundation (AFF) and a talented Business Major from Mississippi State University, TyKeidra Young, came to the organization as a summer intern to learn more about the program.

TyKeidra didn’t know the first thing about forestry or agriculture, but she was dedicated to learning more about the legal solutions that SFLR provides to landowners and assisting landowners impacted by the program. During her time at AFF, she was introduced to partners and colleagues throughout the forest sector which helped her grow her understanding of the important work being done by America’s family forest owners to increase the conservation impact of their land.

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You Can Support AFF

When you choose to support the American Forest Foundation on this day, you are empowering family forest landowners to produce the benefits their forests provide to address our most pressing conservation challenges – like sequestering carbon from our atmosphere, mitigating catastrophic wildfire and protecting our rich biodiversity.

Your support over the last year has meant more than ever. With your help, AFF was able to continue to provide key resources to family forest owners to help them address climate change, continue advocating for important policies to support landowners, and continue to mitigate the catastrophic risks of wildfire out West, just to name a few of the many accomplishments made possible by your support.  

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American Forest Foundation Applauds President Biden, Congress for Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act With Inclusion of Family Forest Owner Provisions

The American Forest Foundation (AFF), a national conservation organization that works to deliver meaningful conservation impact through the empowerment of family forest owners, responds to the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

American Forest Foundation (AFF) Executive Vice President of Policy and External Relations, Rita Hite said:

“On behalf of the American Forest Foundation and our nation’s 21 million family forest owners, I am excited about the recognition that Congress and the Biden Administration has placed on forests, especially family-owned forests, as a critical component of our natural and economic infrastructure.

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AFF’s 2021 Capitol Hill Fly-In Goes Virtual

Our nation’s community of family forest owners continues to face large-scale challenges associated with the pandemic and climate-related natural disasters. Despite these obstacles, we remain determined in our efforts to advocate for the needs of America’s landowners and forests. As we continue to adapt to the constraints of the pandemic, AFF hosted its first virtual Capitol Hill Fly-In. With this novel format, AFF’s 2021 Fly-In was its largest yet, hosting 114 meetings with a total of 102 attendees. The increased number of meetings granted attendees more opportunities to advocate for legislation vital to the future of our forests, including the Rural Forests Markets Act, the Outdoor Restoration Partnership Act, and the Disaster Reforestation Act.

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