It Costs Nothing to Leave Our Trees as They Are

By Carole King
The New York Times
August 25, 2022
Category: Forestry
Region: United States

Carole King

The future of America’s national forests is being shaped now. The Biden administration is developing a system to inventory old-growth and mature forests on federal land that the president wants to be completed by next April. But given the immediate threats facing many of these forests and their importance to slowing climate change, bold action is required immediately to preserve not just old-growth and mature trees but entire national forest ecosystems comprising thousands of interdependent species. President Biden should issue an executive order immediately directing his secretaries of the interior and agriculture to take all steps available to them to stop commercial logging on public land. We can’t wait a year. …Forest preservation is a climate solution. [to access the full story a New York Times subscription may be required]

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