Check out what’s happened this week in forest news!
Recent comments from the administration may deny the connection between wildfire and climate change, but science says otherwise. Jad Daley, President & CEO of American Forests, responds – “If you’re saying the climate’s the same and we can just keep replanting the forests that have always survived here, then you’re guaranteed to just be planting new firewood.”
Scientists have forecast for the rest of California’s fire season; it isn’t pretty – Napa Valley Register
Firefighters have already faced over 100 large blazes, but the rest of the season is expected to be even hotter and drier.
In an effort to find wetter climates, tree species like oak and maple are going west in search of rain.
As the climate changes, eastern forests are more likely to experience longer droughts, meaning new management tactics may be necessary.