Conserving Chesapeake Forests

For Our Forests: Over 10,000 Trees Planted This Spring

Each Spring and Fall, Alliance staff work tirelessly to plant thousands of trees throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The goal is to reforest as much of the watershed as possible for our forests, for our streams, and for our future. Many of these reforestation projects are riparian forest buffers, which are the area of land adjacent to a stream containing native, perennial trees and shrubs.

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How you can help support recently planted forests within the watershed

The Alliance’s Riparian Rangers volunteers are helping ensure our watershed gets reforested, one site check at a time. Here’s how you can join the movement.

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The White Weasels of Winter

Weasels are some of the few mammals that turn white during the winter. These small, but highly-skilled predators can be found throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed and once had a significant role in the fur trade during European colonization of North America.

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Volunteer Opportunity: PA Spring Tree Plantings

Our Pennsylvania Forests Team is seeking volunteers to help plant nearly 5,000 trees across the Commonwealth this spring!

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“Tree Talk” Turns Three!

Some of my wonderful coworkers here at the Alliance have noticed that our little plant identification YouTube series, Tree Talk, has been going on for three years as of this January. It’s hard to believe that so much time has passed, but looking at the early videos it’s clear that I’ve grown both older and …

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‘Tis the Season (For Pruning Your Trees)!

Winter is here, bringing colder and shorter days that drive many of us indoors. For those who are looking to keep busy outside despite the weather, consider braving the cold this winter because the season of tree pruning is upon us!

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Remembering the “Statesman of Penn’s Woods”

Alliance Forests Program Director, Craig Highfield, recognizes the late Dr. Jim Finley, an esteemed statesman of Penn’s Woods and beyond.

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Reforestation Opportunity Available for Maryland Landowners

The Alliance’s Healthy Forests Healthy Waters program is seeking landowners interested in a spring 2023 tree planting of at least one acre.

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2021 Sportsmen’s Forum – Recap & Recordings

Join the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and partners during the virtual 2021 Sportsmens Forum. This four-part webinar series will feature experts from around the watershed sharing their knowledge about the state of four important species found in Chesapeake forests: waterfowl, wild turkey, brook trout, and white-tailed deer.

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The Haunted Holler

Ryan Davis, the Alliance’s PA Forests Projects Manager, shares a horror story he experienced while in the field one autumn afternoon in remote West Virginia.

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