Find out the latest in forestry news in this week’s Forest Digest!
- We’ll Always Have Paris: Climate Change Success Runs Through Forests — Huffington Post
Forests received much-deserved recognition at the climate summit in Paris, which has strong implications for the United States as our forests store 800 million tons of carbon a year.
- Some Forests Have Outsized Impacts on Local Water — Smithsonian Magazine
Our forests do more than just store carbon and provide clean air. A new report reveals a new emphasis on the role of forests in cleaning water, mitigating storms and reducing erosion.
- Old-growth forests provide unique winter refuges — OregonMetro.gov
In Oregon, it’s old-growth forests — which has trees more than 400 years old — that are helping to provide a safe place of refuge for many of the birds and wildlife that remain in the region during the winter season.
- Forests gain long-awaited recognition in Paris climate summit — The Conversation
Find out how the agreement that resulted from the climate summit in Paris earlier this month shined a spotlight on forests in a way never seen before.