Our Commitment

American Forests is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse, high-performing team of employees and partners who collectively reflect the communities we serve. We are cultivating a collaborative, inclusive, respectful, and culturally competent environment – placing equity, justice, and humanity at the center of everything we do.

How we come together is how we change the world.

Michael Woestehoff / American Forests
Arron Nelson of Detroit, Tree Pruning, A Detroit native, Arron Nelson underwent workforce training at The Greening of Detroit after being incarcerated for 10 years. The program helps people facing barriers to employment learn skills in a field that desperately needs more workers.

Joel N Clark/ American Forests
Bulleit sponsored urban planting and mural reveal in Houston, TX with Trees For Houston and Streetart for Mankind.

Trulove Studios
From L to R) Savage River State Forest Manager Sean Nolan, Anne Hairston-Strang, Maryland Forest Service’s acting state forester, and DeLyser discuss carbon modeling at the Amish Road hardwood thinning site, which was harvested in 2011 and is now regenerating. Photos from a forest that was thinned in 2011.

Taylor Kampia / American Forests

Our Values in Action

We know DEIA is not a destination, but an ongoing journey. American Forests is committed to building diversity and inclusivity, in the field and at every level of the organization. 

DEIA is one of American Forests’ core values, and it is a driving force behind our programs and initiatives. DEIA is essential to restoring America’s forests for both cities and landscapes: in guiding cities to achieve tree equity, in collaboration between the American Forests team and diverse partners to protect forest health, in our policy efforts to advance equitable climate solutions for all, in our pursuit of social equity, and in our goals and vision for the future.  

American Forests is a proud partner of Green 2.0, an organization dedicated to increasing diversity and calling out inequality in the environmental sector.