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1993 US Northwest Forest Plan Turns Public Forests into Carbon Sink

Successful in realizing its original goal, the 1993 US Northwest Forest Plan is yielding unanticipated benefits two decades later, turning northwest public forests into net carbon sinks for the first time in decades.

The Changing Role of US Forest Management in Response to Climate Change

A new direction for the US Forest Service In a memo (pdf) sent on November 20, US Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell told his regional offices and station directors that “responding to the challenges of climate change in providing water and water-related ecosystem services is one of the most urgent tasks facing us as an agency. History will judge us…

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