Here’s the past week of all things forest, it’s your Forest Digest.
- EPA releases Clean Power Plan, uncertainty for biomass remains – Biomass Magazine
In the recent legislation released by the EPA, the use of biomass for energy is regarded favorably; however, regulations for it are vague. More detailed rules are hoped to follow.
- US Raises Concerns About Pipeline Through Forests – ABC News
The U.S. Forest Service, along with environmental groups, are opposing the placement of a natural gas pipeline from Ohio to North Carolina by several large energy conglomerates as it is currently planned, arguing that it will disrupt critical national forest lands.
- Charter Forests Could Bring Innovation to Land Management – Heartland News
A new method for forest management has been proposed based on the charter school system, in which forests on federal land could be managed outside of the forest service and would be free from some of the requirements of national forest lands.
- One of the Nation’s Biggest Urban Forests Isn’t Where You’d Expect – NPR
NPR’s Wade Goodwyn talks to a few Dallas locals about the city’s Great Trinity Forest, one of the largest urban forests in the United States.