Find out the latest in forest news in this week’s Forest Digest!
- Why Healthy Forests Mean Better Water Supply — News Deeply
As tree mortality rates in the Sierra Nevadas increases, the vital watersheds supplying water to California will be drastically affected, impacting the water supply to those in the state of California.
- Restoring the Ghost Forests — Flathead Beacon
Whitefish Mountain Resort in Montana has become the first whitebark pine friendly ski area in efforts to help sustain habitat for wildlife in the area which depend on the whitebark pine for survival.
- FORESTS, SPECIES ON FOUR CONTINENTS THREATENED BY PALM OIL EXPANSION — Duke University
With the rapid expansion of palm oil plantations, to accommodate the vast demand for palm oil production, vulnerable forests and varying species on four different continents are at risk of major loss.
- Forests and Crops Make Friendly Neighbors in Costa Rica — ipsnews.net
With commercial agriculture resulting in 70 percent of the forest conversion in Latin America from 2000 to 2010, Costa Rica has emerged as a leader and role model with a plan to better allow sustainably forestry and agriculture to coexist.