Gypsy moth caterpillar

Most Unwanted: Invasive Insects in U.S. Forests

An invasive species is any kind of organism that is not native to an ecosystem and causes harm to the environment, economy and possibly even human health. Gypsy moths, Asian longhorned beetles, emerald ash borers, and woolly adelgids are among the growing list of invasive insects that threaten U.S. forests and urban landscapes.

PLT’s Leadership in Education Award

PLT’s Leadership in Education Award recognizes those who make significant contributions to advance PLT programs and initiatives at the state or regional level.

Kathleen Wanner
Outstanding Educator

Executive Director, Vermont Woodlands Association, Rutland, Vermont Kathleen Wanner is Executive Director of Vermont Woodlands Association and Chair of the Vermont Tree Farm Committee. Both …

Linda Pettit
Outstanding Educator

Environmental Education Specialist, Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District, Columbus, Ohio As the Environmental Education Specialist for the Franklin County Soil & Water Conservation District …

Brian Plankis
Outstanding Educator

Environmental Education Consultant in Indianapolis, Indiana, and Research Fellow, NewKnowledge Brian Plankis is an environmental education consultant who works with under-served K-6 schools in Indianapolis …

Ed Lewis
Outstanding Educator

Ed Lewis is a Procurement Forester for Westrock, one of the world’s largest paper and packaging companies. Ed sources wood from sustainably managed forests in …

Green Jobs: Exploring Forest Careers

Help teenagers explore the variety of green jobs and careers in forestry and conservation with these 4 activities, suitable for schools or community youth programs.