Find out the latest in forestry news in this week’s Forest Digest!
- Could forests store more carbon as the climate warms? — Grist.org
A new study conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey was published on Monday revealing that public lands may potentially play a very valuable role in the nation’s effort to combat greenhouse gas emissions as climate change may actually increase the amount of carbon stored by federal public lands by nearly 20% by 2050.
- Forest Giants Suffer Most During Droughts — Smithsonian Science News
A recent study by the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute concludes that larger trees are affected the most by drought, regardless of type of geographical location.
- Why Urban Trees Solve Most of Our Problems — Huffington Post Green
While green spaces and more trees in our cities provide a number of benefits, there are still challenges when it comes to the racial and economic distribution of our urban forests.
- Five Amazing Places Protected By the Land and Water Conservation Fund — Department of the Interior
This week, Congress allowed the expiration of the Land and Water Conservation Fund. This slideshow from the Department of Interior showcases some of the special places that benefited from the fund.