Offering a few thoughts on Earth Day, along with an update on our latest restoration forestry crowdfunding effort. Earth Day Reflections According to Earthday.org, in the years preceding the first Earth Day in 1970, “Air pollution was commonly accepted as the smell of prosperity.” Leaded gasoline was widely used. The average person had little understanding of the … What Gives Us Hope: The Healing Power Of Mature Forests
Sunday marked the UN-designated International Day of Forests. This year’s theme is “Forest restoration: a path to recovery and well-being.” The gifts of the Earth’s forests are unending. Standing forests are enormous reservoirs of carbon, making them the original global cooling technology. They also support our emotional and mental well-being, as described in this Time … International Day of Forests
Ed Homer, a filmmaker and supporter of restoration forestry, sent us a link to one of his recent videos: The video shows a great example of the best of what the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has to offer. Most FSC-certified forests have lower standards than those of the gentlemen’s lands in the video. (Merve Wilkensen, … Ecoforestry in a 2nd Growth Forest
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A recent article in the news reports on a U.S. Geological Survey finding that old-growth forests in the west are dying off, due to global warming THURSDAY, Jan. 22 (HealthDay News) — Trees in old-growth forests in the Western United States are dying at twice the rate they were a few decades ago, and experts … Report: Old-Growth Forests Dying Off
Each summer and fall the fire season explodes and the news is filled with stories of burning homes and thousands of brave men and women fighting fires and risking their lives protecting communities. It’s a giant annual event and its getting worse. In July 2008, lightning storms ignited thousands of fires in California that burned … Forest Management and Fires