• Are US Forests Sustainable?  Online Series Provides A Glimpse

    Are US Forests Sustainable? Online Series Provides A Glimpse

    Are we losing forest in the US or gaining it?   How do forests play into global carbon cycles?  These questions and many more will be part of a webinar series on the National Report on Sustainable Forests. The series will run from March 3-April 16th and features some of the top researchers studying issues in forest sustainability. While the Report and the webinars are necessarily at a very broad level, these trends of forest loss and forest gain and other indicators help us have hard data from which to talk about our forests and how they are doing. The webinar series will provide an initial glimpse into findings around each of the criteria for forest sustainability and offer input into how we interpret these results. To learn about the series and register click HERE  To see the previous National Reports on Sustainable Forests click HERE Read More »

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