A bipartisan House bill introduced this week would promote conservation of private forestlands by reducing administrative burdens for states and easing concerns from landowners and philanthropists.
Today, we face climate change as our biggest environmental challenge, and forest conservation is important than ever. Drought and extreme weather already impact California’s communities and economy; rising sea levels already erode our coastline.
Every once in a while every one of us should take the time to stop and look around. It’s so easy to get used to being surrounded by lush forests (even in the drought) and majestic volcanoes, that we sometimes forget what an important part those resources play in our lives.
If a tree falls in the forest, does burning it for energy help fight climate change? Or does it heat the planet even faster than burning fossil fuels?
In his legal work for the Appalachian Mountain Club and the Maine Appalachian Land Trust, David Kallin has “walked the walk” and then some. This summer he hiked the entire 2,185-mile Appalachian Trail with his wife, their two children and the family dog.
Confronting climate change will be substantially cheaper and easier if we conserve forests, and the key to that is expert knowledge and science, Undersecretary of Natural Resources and the Environment Robert Bonnie told thousands of attendees at the recent 24th World Congress of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations in Salt Lake City, Utah.
A new federal program to squelch invasive species, improve scientific assessment of land carbon sinks and design high-rise buildings made of wood is among a wide-ranging series of executive actions announced by the White House Council on Environmental Quality yesterday to preserve America’s natural resources in an era of climate change.
In our unwavering battle against global climate change, we are fortunate to claim some of today’s most innovative and pioneering leaders as fighting on our team. Among them are Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor Jerry Brown, California Senator Kevin De Leon, Mary Nichols, Dr. R.K. Pachauri, Lisa Jackson and Ed Begley Jr.
Listen to Terra Verde, an environmental radio show as Laurie Wayburn discusses global forest conservation with Rhett Buttler.
To wander around the buildings that comprise Phillips Brothers Mill in Oak Run is akin to time travel. The mountain air is alive with pops, squeals, whistles and hums. Yesteryear’s structures and equipment, and the surrounding natural forest, ooze history. The mill’s story begins with generations gone by, but it also speaks to present and future.
On the occasion of the Land Trust Alliance annual conference in September 2014, the Lincoln Institute produced a short film commemorating the life and career of Kingsbury Browne, who brought together conservation leaders at the Lincoln Institute in 1981, leading to the formation of the Land Trust Alliance.
The House veterans now have competing bills folding nearly 1,600 acres in Mariposa County into the park’s boundaries. They share some ideas. They differ on key questions, including whether to offset the park’s growth by the sale of federal land elsewhere.
U.S. Rep. Tom McClintock was a tea party kind of guy before there was a tea party. He has been pandering to the extreme right and blowing off his constituents — who are mere Republicans — by failing to get behind a 1,575 acre expansion of Yosemite National Park in Mariposa County.
About 70 forest lovers and tree studiers gathered recently up at Humboldt State University to listen to two “gurus” of the old growth forest realm engage in a discussion about how forest stewardship can promote old-growth functions that benefit “climate, wildlife, water, and a sustained resource economy,” as the Pacific Forest Trust’s invitation to the lecture said.
A bill proposed in Congress that would increase logging activities in Oregon jeopardizes the Pacific Northwest’s forests’ ability to capture and store carbon dioxide, scientists argue in a new study.
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