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2014 Stanback Internship Video Contest Watch the entry by TACF intern Kelly Shen to help her win! Watch the video»

Living on Earth's Jonna McKone reports on the history of the American chestnut and how this critical tree is being used for reclamation of mine lands. Hear the story»

Arbor Day Foundation Honors The American Chestnut Foundation with Public Awareness of Trees Award. Watch the video»

Hot off the Press! TACF's 2013 Annual Report now online. Check it out»

TACF Board member Dr. Joe James' work to breed root rot-resistant American chestnuts was featured in South Carolina Wildlife Magazine. Read the full story»

Check out January's issue of The Tennessee Magazine for a great article featuring Dr. Greg Weaver and the Tennessee Chapter's efforts to restore the chestnut here»

Listen Up! TACF's Bryan Burhans talks about restoring the chestnut on American Public Media's The Dinner Party Download listen»

Restoration Efforts May Mean More ‘Chestnuts Roasting…’ Read the USDA blog post here»

Congrats to Dr. William Powell, named Forest Biotechnologist of the Year. Check out Dr. Powell's research at SUNY-ESF»

Aislinn Sarnacki of the Bangor News visits a ME-TACF orchard Take a "1-minute hike" to Buck Hill Conservation Area in Maine and check out the chestnuts! Here»

The MA/RI Chapter's annual meeting took place in November and reporter Olivia Biller wrote a great write up in the Black Sheep Journal. Also, check out Dr. Leila Pinchot's presentation below on restoring the American chestnut to the forest.

30 Years of Chestnut Restoration Watch our 30th Anniversary Slide Show from TACF's Annual Meeting

Restoring a Fallen Native: TACF's restoration work featured in Organic Gardening's Dec/Jan issue. Read it»

Students at Bruce Drysdale Elementary help plant two blight-resistant American chestnut trees at their school. Read the article»

Congrats to Walt and Donna Lange who were inducted into Ohio Division of Forestry's "Forest of Honor" for their outstanding promotion of conservation! Read more»

Teen Scientist Hits Lab to Save Chestnuts in the Charlotte Observer. Read the article»

Building Back A Forest: A recent radio interview featuring TACF's NRCS Conservation Innovation Grant to established chestnuts on mine sites. Listen.

Growing disease-resistant American chestnuts in Hope, ME: Breeding program aims to restore a classic American tree read more.

Restoring a piece of the past: Volunteers aid effort at Penn State to bring back American chestnut tree read the story here.

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