Timber Companies Have The Opportunity To Protect Forests Long Term – But They Don’t!

The majority of logging companies,  fail to protect their lands from unsustainable clear-felling practices and even fewer have systems to monitor and ensure such policies. This study looks at global Companies and rainforests, but the same can be applied to Timber practices in The United States. Forestry companies warned over environmental policies 5 August 2019 … Continue reading Timber Companies Have The Opportunity To Protect Forests Long Term – But They Don’t!

Rivers in the Sky: How Deforestation Is Affecting Global Water Cycles

A growing body of evidence indicates that the continuing destruction of tropical forests is disrupting the movement of water in the atmosphere, causing major shifts in precipitation that could lead to drought in key agricultural areas in China, India, and the U.S. Midwest. JULY 24, 2018 | Fred Pearce | Yale Environment 360 Every tree … Continue reading Rivers in the Sky: How Deforestation Is Affecting Global Water Cycles

Seeing the forest and the trees in whole new ways

Timber managers grow other avenues to boost their returns. June 10, 2019 | Arleen Jacobius | Pensions & Investments Timber is not only about the trees. Returns have taken a nosedive — to the NCREIF Timberland index returning 2.38% for the 12 months ended March 31 from 9.69% in 2013 — due to an overabundance … Continue reading Seeing the forest and the trees in whole new ways

Losing Quiet Spaces

Industrialization by wind turbines, transmission Lines and other industrialization is having an effect on the quiet places. As human-made noises reach deep into wild places, people and wildlife alike are feeling the impact November 5, 2018 | LAUREN HALL RUDDELL | Earth Island Journal Weeds are unwanted plants. However, one person’s weed might be another’s … Continue reading Losing Quiet Spaces

New findings suggest trees are ‘our most powerful weapon in the fight against climate change’, says scientist

Massive restoration of world’s forests would cancel out a decade of CO2 emissions, analysis suggests February 18, 2019 | Josh Gabbatiss Washington DC | independent.co.uk [Excerpt] New findings suggest trees are 'our most powerful weapon in the fight against climate change', says scientist Replenishing the world’s forests on a grand scale would suck enough carbon dioxide … Continue reading New findings suggest trees are ‘our most powerful weapon in the fight against climate change’, says scientist

The Health Benefits of Trees

July 2014 | James Hamblin | The Atlantic They prevent $7 billion in health costs every year by filtering air pollution—not to mention their psychological effects. Research says the closer you can live to trees, the better off you are. John “Johnny Appleseed” Chapman stomped through the Midwestern winter snow with bare feet. His cloak … Continue reading The Health Benefits of Trees

Birds at Risk: The Importance of Canada’s Boreal Wetlands and Waterways

Birds at Risk: The Importance of Canada's Boreal Wetlands and Waterways. OCTOBER 26, 2011 | | Boreal Songbird Initiative The boreal forest of Canada is a critical stronghold of our planet's bird life, supporting large portions of the global population of many species. Billions of birds migrate to and from the boreal region and reproduce … Continue reading Birds at Risk: The Importance of Canada’s Boreal Wetlands and Waterways